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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There is a yellow grape hyacinth, Golden Fragrance, which is highly scented and so it would be perfect in a pot at your front door.
Wildflower choices might include poppies, mallow, ranunculus ficaria, salvia pratensis, knautia arvensis and lamium purpureum, while bulbs such as alliums, crocus, snowdrop, grape hyacinth and chionodoxa luciliae will all attract bees.
a queen of the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris, resting on grape hyacinth Picture: DAVID MAITLAND
As the season continues, the lawn will fill with daffodil, grape hyacinth, crocus, Dutch iris and two kinds of feverfew, among other plants.
The same goes for the grape hyacinth and while they look great as a huge purple blue haze, especially under trees, I'd rather they weren't in my garden.
ONE of our forgotten heroes of the spring garden is Muscari, the Grape Hyacinth, with its tiny, mostly blue racemes of flowers that give of their best but almost seem to do it without being noticed.
This delicate spring flower, also know as the grape hyacinth, is the perfect way to bring natural scent into your home at this time of year.
Other bulbs that were in the running were Narcissus Avalanche, a multiheaded 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 in mid-spring and looks great in a pot mixed with the dwarf Tulipa Red Riding Hood, or planted as a solo species in one or more pots, to give a burst of blue.
Less common types start appearing in nurseries this month, including baboon flower (Babiana), corn lily (Ixia), grape hyacinth (Muscari), harlequin flower (Sparaxis), Homeria, ranunculus, Tritonia, and species tulips such as Tulipa clusiana and T.
The gazebo was flanked by iron urns filled with yellow and white roses, delphinium, and grape hyacinth, and the couple knelt on prie-Dieu on a white fringe carpet under a canopy of tulle.
2 -- 4 -- color) Delicate narcissus and grape hyacinth, top, make an ideal combination, while the highly fragrant hyacinth, center, and the calyx-shaped crocus, above, are lovely in soft purple hues.
So early spring bulbs such as chionodoxa, crocus, grape hyacinth and snowdrops will give the first pollen.