In vitro propagation of the golden grape hyacinth
(Muscari macrocarpum Sweet) from twin scale explants.
You need to plant plenty of bulbs as grape hyacinths
are small plants, so the more you plant the more of an effect you will have.
Other bulbs that were in the running were narcissus Avalanche, a multi-headed variety with white-petalled flowers with lemon-yellow cups, and muscari armeniacum, a delightful and reliable grape hyacinth
which produces deep blue, long-lasting fragrant flowers.
Faas's flower bulbs, as he hesitatingly admits, are grape hyacinth
bulbs, still a popular appetizer in parts of Greece and Italy.
Bulbs are a particular favourite of mine, especially dwarf narcissi, cyclamen, tulips, grape hyacinth
and, of course, crocus.
Calla Lily Lily of the Valley Iris Pansy Jack in the Pulpit Dutchman's Breeches Lupine Lavender Peony Buttercup Grape Hyacinth
The little bulbs--crocus, scilia, grape hyacinth
, and snowdrops--bloom before winter is over.
And, when I get round to it, the pots surrounding the front door, which have done well packed with summer colour, will be prepared for next year with a selection of dwarf bulbs such as Iris reticulata and Muscari, the grape hyacinth
FUSS-FREE FAVOURITE The grape hyacinth
, Muscari botryoides, is well known to most gardeners due to its colonising habits.
(Muscari), Snowdrops (Galanthus), Chionodoxa, Wood Hyacinth, the Scillas, the flowering onions (Allium), and Dutch Iris are usually left alone.
THE grape hyacinth
, as it is also known, is one of the most popular and widely grown spring-flowering bulbs, creating spectacular bedding displays and providing a pint-size focal point planted in single colours in containers.
Muscari (Grape Hyacinth
) has glossy strappy foliage and commonly a bright blue flower whose tiny cups are rather like a bunch of grapes.
Other bulbs that were in the running were Narcissus "Avalanche", a multi-headed variety with white-petalled flowers with lemon-yellow cups, and Muscari armeniacum, a delightful and reliable grape hyacinth
which produces deep blue, long-lasting fragrant flowers in mid-spring and looks great in a pot mixed with the dwarf Tulipa "Red Riding Hood", or planted as a solo species in one or more pots, to give a burst of blue.
The bride carried a bouquet of blue hydrangea, stephanotis, gardenia, grape hyacinth
, and green roses hand-tied with monogrammed ribbon.
The same goes for the grape hyacinth
and while they look great as a huge purple blue haze, especially under trees, I'd rather they weren't in my garden.