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botanical name:
Muscari latifolium
Muscari latifolium © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Grape hyacinth
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.20m
width: 0.05m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Bulbous perennial, each bulb having only one or occasionally two, semi-erect lance-shaped leaves encircling the stem at the base. Small dense flowerheads with a two-tone effect, having very dark violet-purple lower flowers and paler, blue, sterile flowers above. There may be some variation in colour.

cultivation:
Moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Lift and divide clumps when dormant in summer, if they become congested. Increases well.


propagation:
By seed or division of bulbs.

other notes:
From S. W. Asia.

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