Learn all about the beautiful spring-blooming, perennial bulb Muscari in this mini-plant profile.



You have Muscari around your garden but you are not sure what you need to do to care for it.

Muscari, more commonly known as Grape Hyacinth, is a beautiful, spring-blooming perennial bulb that comes in many different colors and sizes.

Read on to learn quick care tips to keep your Muscari healthy and vibrant season after season.



In “Muscari: Mini-Plant Profile” – DIY Garden Minute Ep. 78 – learn all about these small bulbs and their care requirements. 

This episode is meant for beginning gardeners, or anyone, who want to learn how to care for their plants.


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Muscari Grape Hyacinth: Basic Care

Generally, Muscari are very low maintenance plants. They are perennial spring-blooming bulbs that will divide and spread if the conditions are right.

Below are a few basic care requirements for Grape Hyacinth:

  • They are low growers from 6 inches to 1 foot.
  • Flowers form colorful spikes on single stems per bulb.
  • They range from zones A1-A3, and 1-24 for most species according to Sunset magazine.
  • Flowers come in blue, pale blue, and white, with some species having darker blue at the base of flower spikes and lighter blue at the top. 
  • These plants like full sun to light shade.
  • Fertilize or add compost before the bulbs break ground. 
  • They like to be planted in well-draining soil in the fall.
  • These plants need regular watering during growth and blooming.
  • They self-sow and spread under favorable conditions.
  • Clumps need to be divided in the fall before overcrowding happens.


How To Plant Muscari

First of all, bulbs should be planted in the fall before the threat of the first frost. The month may vary depending on where you live.

Next, when you select your Muscari bulbs, consider their flowering times, their suitability for borders, or containers.

Finally, select your bulbs carefully and only plant healthy bulbs. Inspect bulbs for moldy areas or other signs of damage before planting them in the ground.

Muscari Planting Steps:

  1. Plant bulbs at least 3″ apart
  2. Plant at a depth of at least 2-3″
  3. Place the bulbs with the pointy end facing up
  4. For the soil, make sure you place them in well-drained soil
  5. Make sure they will have good sun exposure as they prefer full sun
  6. Water them thoroughly after planting


Also, you can cover the bulb area with 2-3 inches of mulch to keep it protected, healthy, and warm during the off-season.

Check out the videos below if you need more help!


Grape Hyacinth Planting Videos






Grape Hyacinth Bulbs For Sale

Now it’s time to pick out your own Grape Hyacinth bulbs to plant next fall.

The best part is there are so many beautiful colors, shapes, and sizes available.

These Grape Hyacinth bulbs come in various shades of blue, lavender, and white. You can even choose a bulb mix that comes with daffodils and grape hyacinth, perfect for your spring-blooming garden.

The gorgeous selection of bulbs come from Eden Brothers which we highly recommend. All their fall bulbs are on pre-sale now and will ship in fall 2019.

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Muscari Plant Profile Conclusion

This group of small, spring-blooming bulbs packs a big punch in your garden. 

They add definition and texture with their vibrant flowers. Plus they are very low maintenance! 

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Learn all about the beautiful spring-blooming, perennial bulb Muscari in this mini-plant profile.


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Today’s Topic: 

Muscari: Mini-Plant Profile

Learn a brief introduction to Muscari including care tips and general information.


Show Notes

Grape Hyacinth Free Reference Guide

What You’ll Learn:

  • Brief introduction to Muscari plants
  • General care tips for Muscari.
  • Links and videos for further resources and education.


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