How to Grow and Care for Grape Hyacinth

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Grape hyacinths are beloved for their easy, bright splash of purple in the early spring garden. These reliable bulbs are delightful in showy shades of blue, pink, and white as well. And they multiply freely too, with more pretty blooms every year. Get all the details you need on how to plant grape hyacinth right here.

How and When to Transplant Grape Hyacinths

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Petite, pretty flowers in the early spring garden, grape hyacinths multiply rapidly via bulb offsets and seeds. If they become overcrowded, or spread freely into areas where they’re not wanted, you may wish to lift and move them to a better site. Read our guide now to learn how and when to transplant grape hyacinths.

How to Grow Grape Hyacinth in Containers

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Colorful gems in the early spring garden, the bright blue, mauve, purple, and white flowers of grape hyacinth are an excellent choice for containers as well. Mass them alone for a gorgeous cloud of color or add them to mixed plantings with other bulbs and perennials. Learn how to grow muscari in containers now.

How to Force Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) Bulbs to Bloom Indoors

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Grape hyacinths appear in late winter to early spring, adding beautiful blue and purple flowers with sweet perfume throughout the garden as it emerges from dormancy. But you don’t have to wait for the seasons to change to enjoy these charming blooms. Learn how to force grape hyacinth bulbs indoors over winter now.

How to Propagate Grape Hyacinth Bulbs and Seeds

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Grape hyacinth bulbs add bright splashes of color to the early spring garden, and a sweet fragrance. Easy and dependable, they’re striking in beds, containers, and naturalized settings and multiply readily so you can quickly expand your collection. Learn all about grape hyacinth propagation for bulbs and seeds now.

9 of the Best Grape Hyacinth Varieties for Your Garden

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For an easy pop of bright color and sweet perfume, muscari bulbs are a great plant-and-forget solution. Wonderfully low-maintenance and reliable, they send up stands of rich blue, purple, and white flowers in the early spring garden. Read all about the 9 best grape hyacinth varieties for the garden right here.