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Care of the plant Muscari neglectum or Common grape hyacinth.

Care of the plant Muscari neglectum or Common grape hyacinth

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

Common names: Common grape hyacinth or Starch grape hyacinth. This species is native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

They are small bulbous plants that reach 30 cm in height. The leaves are linear and deep green in color. The showy blue flowers appear in erect clusters above the leaves. They bloom in spring and occasionally in fall.

They are used in rockeries, borders and in pots for balconies, windows and terraces.

Muscari neglectum grows in full sun and semi-shade exposures. It needs a temperate climate and resists occasional frosts.

They grow in any type of soil that has good drainage. Plant the bulbs in the fall.

Water moderately from the moment the flower scape sprouts until it is a little developed; increase watering until the flower wilts and reduce watering again. Overwatering rots the bulb.

Fertilize the substrate with manure at the time of planting.

They do not need pruning.

They are resistant plants to the habitual plagues and diseases but sensitive to the excess of irrigation.

They are propagated by separation of bulblets in autumn.

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Muscari neglectum
Muscari neglectum
Muscari neglectum
Muscari neglectum
Muscari neglectum
Muscari neglectum
 

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