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botanical name:
Muscari pseudomuscari
Muscari pseudomuscari © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Grape hyacinth
synonyms:  Muscari chalusicum
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.20m
width: 0.15m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: light blue
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:
Small bulbous perennial with very long narrow dark-green leaves, glaucous on the upper surface, often lying coiling on the ground. Dense heads of small bell-shaped, bright sky-blue flowers in March and April.

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

propagation:
By seed or separation and replanting of bulb offsets. Large bulbs can also be split into four (scaling), for growing on.

other notes:
Native to Iran, found in rock areas, stony banks and light woodland.

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