Fall Planting: This product will ship September-October according to your hardiness zone.
Muscari. Also known as Grape Hyacinths, Muscari mulitply freely and are a must-have in the early spring garden! Plant them in large, flowing drifts for a sea of cobalt blue. Height 5-6". Bulb size 7-8cm in circ.
Sold as: Pkg of 100
|1||Pkg of 100||$ 23.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 100||$ 21.75 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 100||$ 20.55 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 100||$ 19.35 / pkg|
Bulbs for Fall Planting:
Plant the bulbs as soon as possible once you have received them. If you cannot plant the bulbs as soon as they have been shipped to you, remove the bulbs from plastic bags and put them on trays with damp peat moss or sawdust in a cool, well-ventilated place until you have a chance to plant them. Do not store them at temperatures below 4°C. Generally all bulbs planted in the fall are hardy and do not need any special protection unless specified.
Where to Plant:
The most important rule when planting bulbs is to choose an area that is well-drained. Most bulbs will rot or deteriorate quickly where soil is constantly damp. Most bulbs thrive in full sun, or at least 5-6 sunny hours daily.
General Planting Info:
Plant bulbs individually by digging a hole for each bulb with a trowel or bulb planter, or place several bulbs on the bottom surface of a larger hole and cover with soil. As planting depths and spacing varies depending on the type of bulb, refer to the cultural information found later in this guide.
Be sure to loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole and work in a handful of organic fertilizer such as Veseys Bulb Fertilizer. Then press each bulb firmly into the soil, top pointing up and fill in the hole. When in doubt as to which way is up on a bulb, plant it on its side and let 'Mother Nature' decide! After planting, water the area well to settle the soil and to start the roots growing. If rainfall is sparse, you may need to water the bulbs once a week to help them get established.
Plant them in groups of at least five bulbs, 3"-5" apart and 3"-5" deep.
All have the same cultural requirements; they thrive in sun or part shade, in any well drained soil. Muscari naturalizes easily and will form large colonies that persist for years.