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Author: Philip Miller, 1768
Origin:  Turkey
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Blue - Dark Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Grape Hyacinth
Synonyms:  Hyacinthus racemosus, Carl Linnaeus, 1753.
Muscari neglectum,
Guss. ex Ten. 1842.
Muscarimia muscari,
Hyacinthus muscari, L.
Moscharea muscari, Salisb.
Muscari ambrosiacum,
Muscari moschatum,
Muscari muscari,
Muscari muscarimi,
Muscarimia muscari,
Scilla fragrans,

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 is now part of the Asparagaceae.