Muscari, also known as Grape Hyacinths or Pearls of Spain, are indigenous to the
Mediterannean region where more than 50 different varieties can be found. The plants have
been cultivated for many centuries. By 1576, cultivation notes indicated that muscari
collected in Spain was being grown in gardens. Thomas Jefferson's favorite, recorded in his
diaries, was the Tassel Hyacinth, M. comosum.
The blooms of Muscari last longer than any other flower. They produce stems in succession
providing flowers for weeks at a time. They are good forcers and are usually deer proof.
Muscari are a vigorous species which can survive in almost any soil and naturalize easily.
They do best in rich soil and sunny locations. They can be propagated from seed or offsets.
Plant 5" deep and 3-4" apart.