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Muscari Choices

Posted by junco1102 5b (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 20, 11 at 14:20

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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RE: Muscari Choices

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.


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