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Organic Muscari 'Latifolium' - Grape hyacinth | 10 pcs.

Organic Muscari 'Latifolium' - Grape hyacinth | 10 pcs.

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Organic deep blue grape hyacinth

The Muscari 'Latifolium' is a striking cultivar of the muscari, also known as the 'grape hyacinth' because of the shape and color of the flowers. This species is distinguished by its unique characteristics. The flowers of the Muscari 'Latifolium' form compact, cone-shaped bunches consisting of small pearl-shaped flowers.

What makes this species so special is the color of the flowers. They have a deep, rich purple-blue color that is intense and vibrant. The flowers rise on sturdy, upright stems about 20 centimeters high. The Muscari 'Latifolium' blooms in April and May and produces 1 to 3 flower stems per bulb.

A characteristic aspect of the Muscari 'Latifolium' is the leaves. Unlike many other muscari cultivars, this species has broader leaves that contrast nicely with the flowers. The leaves are dark green in color and can be slightly longer than the flowers themselves. They add texture and volume to the plant, giving it an attractive appearance even when the flowers are not in bloom.

The 'Latifolium' is also loved by pollinators such as bees, who are attracted to the nectar and fragrant flowers. So it can be a valuable addition to a garden aimed at supporting pollinating insects.

How, where and when do I plant grape hyacinth flowerbulbs?

The Muscari 'Latifolium' needs a cold period and should be planted in the ground from September to January. The correct planting depth varies between 2 to 3 times the height of the bulb itself, while the recommended planting distance is 2 to 3 times the width of the bulb.

Plant the flowerbulbs in a nutrient-rich, water-drained soil, preferably a calcareous sandy soil, but will also grow in clay soil, as long as the soil is well-drained and does not retain excess water. If you have clay soil, you can improve the soil by adding organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure to improve drainage.

Plant muscari in a sunny to semi-shaded position or under deciduous trees where the sun shines in winter, but is sheltered under the trees in summer.

Combine it as a ground cover with Muscari 'White Magic' or in a pot with Tulipa saxatilis.

Care of the muscari

Provide organic nutrients when planting and just before flowering. After flowering, the dead flowers at the top of the flower stem are cut off and the foliage dies off automatically. Only cut the foliage when it has completely died. The Muscari 'Latifolium' naturalizes easily if planted in the right location. Provide organic food annually for optimal results.

We recommend Bio Kultura for organic potting soil, plant food and other soil improvers!

Propagation

The muscari reproduces via seed and produces many small breeding balls every year. For propagation, the flowerbulbs are removed from the ground at the beginning of summer, divided and immediately planted again. The seed can also be grown in the winter in a pot with compost, covered with a thin layer of grit. Cover the jar with plastic or glass for moisture retention. As soon as the shoots are above the ground, the pot can go outside.

Origin of the muscari

The Muscari 'Latifolium' is a cultivar of Muscari .
The Muscari 'Armeniacum' originally occurs in areas from Turkey to the Caucasus Mountains, but has been growing in the wild in the Netherlands for centuries. The 'Latifolium' is a younger cultivar, which is currently very popular with many gardeners because of its beautiful color spectacle.


Organic Muscari 'Latifolium' - Skal NL-BIO-01 certified: 109459

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Characteristics

Flowering time: March - April
Planting time: From September
Planting depth: 7 cm deep
Planting distance: 7 cm apart
Height: 20 cm high
Flower diameter: 3cm wide
Location: Partial shade, sun
Soil PH: Loam, sandy soil - Slightly alkaline/neutral
Winter hardiness: Very hardy
Propagation: Good (naturalizes)
Origin: Southern Europe and Balkans
Family: Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Colour: Blue
Bee-friendly: Yes
Fragrant: Yes
Bulb size: 6/7

Other muscari species:

  • Bio Muscari 'Armeniacum'
  • Bio Muscari 'Fantasy Creation'
  • Bio Muscari 'Lady Blue'
  • Bio Muscari 'White Magic'

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