||Rich - Mix
||Blue - Dark
Hyacinthus racemosus, Carl Linnaeus, 1753.
neglectum, Guss. ex Ten. 1842.
Hyacinthus muscari, L.
Moscharea muscari, Salisb.
Muscari ambrosiacum, Moench
Muscari moschatum, Willd.
Muscari muscari, Voss.
Muscari muscarimi, Medik.
Muscarimia muscari, Losinsk.
Scilla fragrans, Salisb.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was
given this name by Philip Miller in 1768. It is found in Turkey, growing in a rich but well
drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulbs grow to
two and a half centimetre, the plant up to 20 centimetres and 30
with the inflorescence with the pale blue to dark purple flowers.
The name of the genus Muscari comes from the Greek word
moschos meaning 'musk' and referring to the sweet aromatic
scent of the flowers which, together with their often deep blue
colouring, has made them popular in cultivation. The species name
means 'having racemes', a type of flower cluster.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of