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Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: not much
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Other: foliage often regrows in the fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: Good for forcing
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: sow seed when ripe
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Posted by sandnsea2 (Cape Cod, MA, USA - Zone 7a) on Dec 4, 2011 12:16 PM

Muscari armeniacum is a wonderful, early-spring-blooming bulb. It is planted in fall along with the Tulips and Daffodils. I love this plant because it naturalizes nicely when it is in a happy situation. It complements any other plants near it.
I also appreciate the way this bulb produces its leaves in the fall.
The species name denotes its country of origin, Armenia.

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