Muscari, a.k.a. “grape hyacinth”

Posted by adrianne on Apr 19, 2012 in Flower Library, Spring | No Comments |

They may speak softly, but they carry a BIG stick!  Although super dainty and petite, (their stem length tops out at 10″-12″, seriously) muscari’s unique, fairy-like appearance make them an impressive, not-to-be-overlooked, springtime sweetheart…they truly are the little flower that could!  Muscari bulbs are planted in sandy soil. Once their sprouts hit the soil’s surface, they take delight in full sunlight, reaching as far as their little selves possibly can until cut for us lucky fleuristes.  Though periwinkle is the most common color for cultivated muscari, I often find them in white and also in a saturated purple. I prefer arranging these sassy little darlings in small, eclectic styles of  Mercury glass bud vases or silver julep cups.  Sometimes a hint of fresh green moss at the top of the vase really feeds their egos.

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