Muscari Maxabel has flowers heads of blue with white tips and is a relatively new grape hyacinth. Muscari Maxabel only grows to about a third of the height of normal muscari.
Helena are also suitable for growing in containers especially when planted with tulips or daffodils. They are perfect in front borders, rockeries, pots and containers. Make a spectacular show in the Spring when allowed to naturalize under trees or along walkways.
The name muscari derives its name from the word musk, named for it’s slight fragrance.
Before planting your bulbs cultivate soils to a depth of 20 to 30cms and plant bulbs 15cms deep and 10-15cms apart. In heavier soils add grit and or humus matter to help with drainage. Muscari can be left to naturalise and as such can be left undisturbed for many years. Feed during the flowering and leaf stage with something like bone meal, well rotted compost or similar.
Protect early growth in the spring from slugs and snails and remove dead heads after flowering to prolong flowering period.
Flowering Height: 4″ (10cm)
Flowering Period: March-April
Soil type: Free draining fertile soils that do not get water logged.
Aspect: Prefer a semi shade location but they will also grow well in full sun.
Planting Depth: 15cms
Spacing: 10-15cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided.
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