5 of the best muscari to grow
M. azureum AGM Bees love this non-invasive variety, a Turkish grape hyacinth with bellshaped flowers that are pale blue with just a hint of a dark stripe. Height: 4in (10cm).
M. latifolium Two-tone blooms feature an almost black bottom with a tuft of bright blue at the top. These sterile flowers appear over a long period, from March to April. Height: 6in (15cm).
M. armeniacum ‘Saffier’ AGM ‘Saffier’ has sterile, mid-blue flowers that last for weeks and make good cut flowers. Its leaves appear in autumn and it won’t take over your garden. Height: 8in (20cm).
M. botryoides ‘Album’ This white beauty isn’t a fast grower like M. armeniacum. With neat flowers on tall, slender stems in April and May, it’s a great choice for pots or borders in full sun. Height: 8in (20cm).
M. aucheri ‘White Magic’ A good option for a small garden as it is less vigorous than many muscari. The white, rounded flowers appear in April and have a strong fragrance. Height: 5in (12cm).