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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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The little bulbs--crocus, scilia, grape hyacinth, and snowdrops--bloom before winter is over.
If you have purchased or received as gifts any of the spring-flowering bulbs such as scillas, croci, grape hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and hyacinth, enjoy them today.
GRAPE HYACINTHS THE famous "Blue River" planting of grape hyacinths or muscari at the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland can be copied as a modest trickle through a small lawn or sunny border.
Therefore the bigger bulbs such as alliums will go in deeper than the smaller ones such as grape hyacinths.
TRUE BLUE: Grape Hyacinths have been around in British gardens, in various forms, since Victorian times and seem to be perfectly suited to our cooler, wetter climate.
And in every room you will find a vase of fresh flowers, here in the dining room it's Marie's favourite grape hyacinths.
You can have a mass of colour and fragrance indoors in winter with deliciously scented hyacinths, hippeastrums, irises, grape hyacinths, snowdrops and miniature daffodils, which can all brighten up your home in winter.
Other great showpieces will include a river of grape hyacinths sweeping across the roof of Eden's Link Building between the world-famous Biomes and stunning displays in the Visitor Centre and along the Grand Staircase leading down to the arena.
When planting crocus (pictured), grape hyacinths and scilla, keep a few back for an early indoor display.
When planting crocus, grape hyacinths and scilla, keep a few back for an early indoor display
Plant lilies and spring- flowering bulbs such as crocus, daffodils and grape hyacinths, but leave tulips until November so as to reduce the risk of the fungal disease tulip fire.
Tulips, phlox, violets, daffodils, grape hyacinths and pansies add to the beauty of the azaleas in the spring.