Muscari Choices

junco1102(5b)September 20, 2011

Our botanical center has a bulb sale every fall. I have never grown Muscari and thought I would get some this year. I have done some research and it sounds like many varieties have long, limp, unattractive foliage. I really dislike the dying foliage on spring bulbs, but know it is necessary to feed the bulbs. Of the following Muscari that are being offered by the botanical center, which has the most attractive foliage? Which would you recommend buying?

armeniacum

Blue Spike

Saffier

Blue Magic

Dark Eyes

Mout Hood

Ocean Magic

Superstare

Latifolium

Valerie Finnis

Thank you.

Junco

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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

The leaves can be prolific if you feed the bulbs and grow them in an area that doesn't get full sun for most of the day. A touch of 'cruelty' helps to get more flowers and shorter leaves: a stony soil can give excellent results.

armeniacum is usually a good all-rounder. Mid-blue flowers and quite long spikes.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2011 at 5:24AM
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