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    Blue Spike Grape Hyacinth

    Muscari armeniacum 'Blue Spike'

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    Blue Spike Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum 'Blue Spike') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Blue Spike Grape Hyacinth in bloom

    Blue Spike Grape Hyacinth in bloom

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    Plant Height:  4 inches

    Flower Height:  8 inches

    Spread:  4 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun 

    Hardiness Zone:  4a

    Ornamental Features

    Blue Spike Grape Hyacinth has masses of beautiful spikes of powder blue bell-shaped flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its grassy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Blue Spike Grape Hyacinth is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Blue Spike Grape Hyacinth is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • General Garden Use
    • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

    Planting & Growing

    Blue Spike Grape Hyacinth will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.

    This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

    At Dutch Growers, we treat this plant as a "HOBBY PLANT". It is not officially recognized as winter-hardy in our zone 3, however, there is a strong liklihood that it will survive winter. Warranty expires on Nov. 1 season of purchase.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
    Applications
    Flowers  Texture 
    Ornamental Features

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