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Muscari, commonly known as Grape Hyacinths, are popular bulbs to grow in spring gardens. Learn how to plant muscari bulbs, and add these colorful flowers to your early spring landscape.

These spring blooming plants are recognized by their dense clusters of tiny bell-shaped flowers, which grow at the top of the flower stem, forming a spiked bloom.

Muscari flower buds resemble small clusters of tiny grapes, hence the common name of “grape hyacinths“.

The bulbs are a small size, and notably much smaller than many other commonly fall planted bulbs such as hyacinths and daffodils.

Plant Muscari In Fall 

Lets have a look at some muscari planting tips.

Tip One:

Plant muscari bulbs in mid autumn before the ground freezes. This allows time for roots to establish before the winter frost sets in.

Tip TWO:

Plant muscari bulbs 3 to 4 inches deep, and 2 to 3 inches apart.


Plant with the pointy end up in a sunny location, into well-drained soil for best bulb health and growth.

The plants are perennial, and will grow and multiply, returning to the garden year after year.

Read our full article to learn all about how to plant Muscari bulbs!