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Care of the plant Muscari macrocarpum or Yellow Grape Hyacinth.

Care of the bulbous plant Muscari macrocarpum or Yellow Grape Hyacinth

The genus Muscari, family Asparagaceae, comprises 40-50 species of bulbous plants native to Asia and Europe. Some species are: Muscari macrocarpum, Muscari azureum, Muscari latifolium, Muscari armeniacum, Muscari neglectum, Muscari comosum.

Common names: Yellow Grape Hyacinth, Grape Hyacinth. This species is native to eastern Mediterranean.

They are small bulbous plants that reach 12 cm (4.72") in height. They have ribbed linear green leaves. The scented flowers appear in flower clusters that are purple at first and then turn yellow. They bloom during the second half of spring; if planted in autumn they can flower in winter.

They are used in pots and planters, to form groups under trees or shrubs, on rockeries and on borders.

Muscari macrocarpum grows in full sun or semi-shade exposures. They resist occasional frosts.

The soil can be a garden substrate with 30% coarse sand to achieve good drainage.

In spring and summer they will be watered regularly in such a way that the ground is humid but never flooded. As soon as the leaves begin to dry, watering will be greatly reduced.

Fertilize with compost at the time of planting.

Pruning is not necessary.

They do not have serious pest and disease problems if the drainage is correct.

They are propagated by seeds sown in fall or by division of bulbs in fall or late winter.

Images of the bulbous plant Muscari macrocarpum or Yellow Grape Hyacinth

Muscari macrocarpum
Muscari macrocarpum
Muscari macrocarpum