muscari

DorsetUKDorsetUK Posts: 441

I have lots of grape hyacinths but now I seem to have two different ones.  There are two clumps of the 2nd one which have appeared this year.  The difference only really became obvious once the flowers started opening.  The leaves did look slightly different as well but.......... 

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The usual ones above

and these below

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  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,095

    I have those, they are a pale blue, muscari Comosum? I think and there are another variety that are bigger than the blue ones and are yellow which I bought a few years ago called Golden Fragrance. You can also get white muscari too, muscari Botryoides Album. I got them all from Taylors at their charity bulb sale which they have in October or November every year.

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,882

    There are about 45 species of Muscari to choose from, plus a few hybrids and named forms on top of that.

  • DorsetUKDorsetUK Posts: 441

    Thank you GM. My daughter had some pale blue ones last year which I liked but I definitely didn't nick any of hers.  I must have bought these somewhere but I usually label most things and certainly anything new.  What's worse I have no recollection of buying them at all.  Don't think I can manage all 45 species Berghill though I do really like these pale ones.  Might get a few white ones though 

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,095

    I'll try to get a photo of the yellow ones on here.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,523

    I've got some of the yellow ones, M. macrocarpum, I think 'Golden Fragrance' is a cultivar. They're a bit shy flowering for me. Do you get many flowers Gardenmaiden?

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 11,404

    There are several types of muscari.   I like latifolium which has larger, two tone blue flowers and broader leaves than the usual kind.    Muscari look lovely planted in drifts.  I've seen them at Keukenhof planted to look like rivers of blue through other bulbs and shrubs.

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    The Vendée, France
  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Wow Obelixx!  That's one of the most beautiful pictures I've seen.  Perfect image

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,095

    They don't appear to multiply at all Nut. I am always hopeful that one day they might decide they like their location and spread.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,523

    Thanks Gm, I've been waiting for some years nowimage

     

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 11,404

    Thanks CharleyD.   Keukenhof is quite impressive and changes its display every year.  Here's another muscari river.

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    The Vendée, France
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