grape hyacinth

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grape hyacinth,

any plant of the genus Muscari of the family Liliaceae (lilylily,
common name for the Liliaceae, a plant family numbering several thousand species of as many as 300 genera, widely distributed over the earth and particularly abundant in warm temperate and tropical regions.
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 family), low plants with dense spikelike clusters of small, nodding flowers that are usually deep blue. Of more than 50 Old World species several have been successfully cultivated and naturalized in the United States and are especially popular as rock-garden plants. Grape hyacinths are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Liliales, family Liliaceae.

Grape Hyacinth


(Muscari), a genus of herbaceous bulb plants of the family Liliaceae. As the grape hyacinth grows, the bulb sends forth narrow linear leaves and a flower stalk which carries a raceme of flowers. The perianth, corolla-like and urceolate, consists of six connate violet, blue, or, less frequently, white petals, with six recurved denticles. There are about 60 species, found mainly in the Mediterranean region. In the USSR there are 19 species, 18 of which grow in alpine meadows, among shrubs and at the edges of forests in the Caucasus. Some species of grape hyacinth are grown as ornamentals.

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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.
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Although grape hyacinth, Muscari botryoides, can become invasive, it is a most amenable bulb, seeding itself graciously in corners where nothing else grows.
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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.
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.
The bride carried a bouquet of blue hydrangea, stephanotis, gardenia, grape hyacinth, and green roses hand-tied with monogrammed ribbon.