The bulbs can be planted in open ground or in a pot. Potted bulbs aren't frost hardy, so bring the pot indoors or protect the plant with bubble wrap. Space the bulbs out when planting in open ground. The distance between plants is three times the width of the bulb. Plant the bulb the depth of three times the bulb's height. Plant the bulbs in full sun or partial shade. Water the bulb immediately after planting. Don't water it until the soil feels dry to the touch. The bulbs come in organic packaging. Made of 100% natural materials and 100% recyclable!
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|Latin name:||Muscari armeniacum|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||March - April|
|Growing Height:||10 - 20 cm|
|Planting distance:||5 cm|
|Planting depth:||5 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||6 cm|
Plant your grape hyacinths as soon as possible after receipt in the garden, pots or window-boxes – keep frost-free until then. The bulbs should be planted in a hole 3 times deeper than the height of the bulb - a 2 cm bulb goes in a 6 cm hole. loosen the soil with a fork and plant the bulb roots down. Refill the hole and avoid walking over where planted. The more bulbs, the better the effect. Plant in groups of at least 25 bulbs, or divide up to 50 bulbs evenly over the border or flower bed.
Grape hyacinths in pots
Grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) thrive in pots or window-boxes too. Ensure fresh potting compost and layer the bottom with gravel or hydro-pellets. The hole should be 3 times the height of the bulb. The pink variety of the Forget-me-not is perfect for growing amongst these lovely coloured grape hyacinths.
Muscari armeniacum is a small bulb, ideally suited to naturalising. The bulbs can stay in the same place for years on end. For best results, we advise feeding with Bakker's bulb fertiliser immediately following flowering. This will guarantee profuse flowering in the following year, especially if you only cut back the foliage once it has turned yellow. Growing in the lawn? Then hold off mowing the grass until all muscari leaves are yellow. This way, your Muscari armeniacum will reward you with even more flowers. If replanting at all, do so immediately after flowering. Protect potted bulbs from frost by storing in a frost-free position or wrapping in bubble wrap. Water in periods of drought.
The grape hyacinths (or blue grape hyacinth) are very popular and all varieties (pink and white too) get lovelier and even fuller, every year. You will be surprised just how lovely such a small flower can be. Really the perfect flower for naturalising!