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Muscari Bulbs

Order Muscari bulbs today to secure your favourite varieties for delivery and planting this autumn.

 

The abundant blooms of Muscari are a sight to behold. Carpeting areas with their blue or white blooms, attract an array of insects, bees and butterflies, it's easy to see why they are such a favourite. The most common Grape Hyacinth does well in more natural/ wild areas.

 

Like everything we supply here at Boston Seeds, we pride ourselves on supplying professional quality - and for flower bulbs, that means BIG! Our bigger bulbs produce bigger, better and bolder flowers. Choose from our exciting range of varieties - Baby's Breath Muscari Bulbs, old favourites, garden classics as well as striking new lines for 2024.

 

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September Delivery
BS Grape Hyacinth Bulbs (Muscari neglectum)

With spikes of blackish-blue flowers, they prefer open, well-drained soils. Perfect for naturalising over time they look great adding vibrant blue impactful blooms into your borders.

  • Flowers: April
  • Bulb size: 5/6cm
  • These are non UK native bulbs
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Muscari Surprise Bulb Collection
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Muscari Surprise Bulb Collection

Creating a beautiful sea of baby blues, deep ocean blues and crisp whites, these phenomenal flowers are great for filling out borders or planting en masse. These small stemmed flowers are lightly fragranced and will naturalise over time. Our best value selection will contain a minimum of 3 varieties chosen by us.

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Armeniacum Muscari Bulbs

A deep cobalt blue flower the Armeniacum muscari is one of the most common and popular varieties. Over time they will spread and form a carpet of long lasting blue flowers in early spring.

  • Height (cm): 15cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 9/10cm
  • Blooms: March/ April
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Azureum Muscari Bulbs

These lovely pale blue bell-shaped flowers have darker blue stripes down the centres with multiple flowers per stem. The narrow channelled leaves accentuate the rich coloured flowers and make these ideal to be planted amongst daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs.

  • Height (cm): 10cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 6+cm
  • Blooms: March/ April
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Baby's Breath Muscari Bulbs
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Baby's Breath Muscari Bulbs

With its powder-blue flowers, this bold little bloom will add colour and help fill out borders. Attractive to bees and butterflies this is a great addition to any garden.

  • Height (cm): 15cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 7/8cm
  • Blooms: April
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Big Smile Muscari Bulbs
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Big Smile Muscari Bulbs

Having rich deep ocean blue flowers that hang like bells off of a single stem, these are a perfect variety for naturalising in your garden, beds, borders and larger landscaped areas. 

  • Height (cm): 20cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 9/10cm
  • Blooms: March/ April
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Blue Magic Muscari Bulbs

A popular, hardy border plant, ideal for ground cover. The Blue Magic Muscari has a delightful fragrance coming from their rich, lavender-blue flowers tipped with white. Perfect for adding extra colour and height to your spring pots.

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 8/9cm
  • Blooms: April
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Touch of Snow Muscari Bulbs
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Touch of Snow Muscari Bulbs

As the name suggests, these beautiful flowers look like the peak of mountains in winter with frostings of white snow on the tops, the deeper blue flowers appearing underneath. Perfect for adding into cottage gardens, pots, borders and beds an all-round versatile variety.

  • Height (cm): 15cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 8/9cm
  • Blooms: April/ May
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White Magic Muscari Bulbs
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White Magic Muscari Bulbs

White Magic Muscari form an almost carpet of snow-white flowers in early April. This stunning variety looks great either bulk planted or dispersed in between Armeniacum muscari.

  • Height (cm): 10cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 8/9cm
  • Blooms: April
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Bulb Planter

Making bulb planting easier, quicker and cleaner, our bulb planter is the ideal tool for helping you plant your spring-flowering bulbs.

  • Made of high quality steel
  • Automatic release on handle
  • Duroplast coating - impact, elastic, abrasion, and corrosion - resistant
  • Depth Scale
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Bulb Fertiliser
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Bulb Fertiliser

Our flowering bulb fertiliser has been specifically designed to help your spring-flowering bulbs flower to their full potential. Whether you are establishing in pots or containers, sprinkle a small amount into each hole prior to planting your bulbs. Also suitable for use in early spring to encourage your bulbs to flower well in the following season.

  • Tailored to give your bulbs all the nutrients they need
  • Can be mixed with compost or Bulb Fibre
  • NPK - 12.11.18 + MgO
  • Recommended coverage: 5kg per 200sqm. Apply at 25g/sqm
  • Not suitable for use with Wildflower Bulbs
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Bulb Fibre

Specifically designed to help bulbs establish in pots and borders, without the risk of the bulbs rotting, providing an open and free-draining soil structure.

  • Ideal for planting with Narcissi, Crocus, Hyacinths and other spring-flowering bulbs
  • Universal bulb planting fibre
  • 500gm bag - This pack is sufficient for 3 x 1-litre pots
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Bulb Planting Essentials Pack

Our bulb planting essentials pack has been put together for the ease of ensuring quick planting and a great display. The bulb planter will help you plant the bulbs with ease whilst the fibre will ensure the bulbs do not rot when planted into pots or containers. Using the bulb fertiliser will ensure your bulbs have all the nutrients they need whilst establishing.

  • 1 x Bulb Fibre
  • 1 x Bulb Planter
  • 1 x Bulb Fertiliser
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Muscari: How to grow them (and why!)

Also known as the ‘Grape Hyacinth’, Muscari are fairly basic flowers at first glance, growing fairly low with spikes of bulbous, baby-blue flowers that look like fruit. However, there are numerous advantages to growing Muscari: on top of its whimsical appearance, it provides a sweet scent that’s attractive to pollinators and naturalises in a variety of environments!

 

Fun Facts

Muscari is a symbol of power, confidence mystery and creativity. In Greek, their name translates to ‘musk’, likely as a reference to their strong scent. It grows all across Eurasia, particularly in Mediterranean areas, but one notable location of its growth is the “Blue River,” part of the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland- so-named because the flowers there are planted so densely it resembles a river!

 

How to Grow

As an early spring flower, Muscari bulbs should be planted in autumn, about 8cm (3 inches) deep. They require no particularly intense care: just water them when needed and they’ll continue to grow and delight. In fact, it’s an easy flower to naturalise and propagate by dividing clumps over the summer once blooming is finished. Be aware that this plant is toxic to pets and small toddlers.

 

Species & Styles

Make no mistake, the muscari blooms with beautiful blue bulbs, but it’s far different to the common English bluebell, and has a wide variety of delightful shapes and colours! Muscari Azureum blooms in a brighter baby blue, and bears an unusual pear or bells shape across the spike, with longer florets filling out the bottom. Muscari Latifolium is another one with an unusual shape: this time with long, tubular flowers at the top in violet-blue, and more bulbous flowers at the bottom in a deep indigo!

If you’re interested in a mix of multiple colours such as these, the ‘Ocean Magic’ and ‘Peppermint’ varieties are two such cultivars with gorgeous gradients, fittingly named for their colourations- the former for its majestic mixture of blues, the latter for its fresh and bright, blue-white colouration!

And for those who want a completely different colouration, muscari offers that as well! Brighter pastels are available in well-named cultivars such as ‘Snow Queen’, ‘Pink Sunrise’ and ‘Golden Fragrance’.

Muscari ranges in height from 15-40cm, typically. Small variations make for a good choice for beds, borders, and the undersides of shrubberies and such. They greatly appreciate having a close neighbour- particularly other bulb blooms such as daffodils, tulips or crocuses. Blue is a rare colour for plants, and you have a wide variety of shades across the species to choose from! Pick something vivid as a lovely contrast to reds and yellow- deeper purples also work with yellow, and baby blues work with white or pastel pink. Experiment on your own- or blend variations together to create your own ocean of bubbly blooms!