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By Chino

Devon, United Kingdom Gb

Has anyone grown muscari.



Yes, I have Muscari in my garden. If you're thinking of planting new bulbs, you need to be aware that Muscari armenaicum can be invasive. Needless to say, that's the one that Garden Centres and mail-order suppliers offer cheaply!

There are others that behave better - I like M. latifolium.

12 Nov, 2012


Yes - although I regretted it five years later, they spread and spread and spread, spent another five years trying to eradicate them.

12 Nov, 2012


Gosh yes and I throw thousands away every year....

12 Nov, 2012


Thanks for your replies. I would like to get hold of the new Pink variety. But will this spread the same way?

12 Nov, 2012


Yes, never ending, once you have them, they are there for ever.

12 Nov, 2012


I have just looked at Muscari Pink Sunrise on the web and the seller says "easy to grow and naturalises freely". As above, beware!

12 Nov, 2012


And if they are like the other named ones they will seed blue! Not pink, blue.
I also find M. latifolia to be invasive too. If only the yellow one was! Though that is a Muscarima rather than a Muscari.

12 Nov, 2012


If you like them, grow them in pots with other stuff. Much easier to remove the excess from pots than the ground, but don't forget to deadhead to stop possible seeding.

12 Nov, 2012


Oh! dear, I was hoping the Pinks wouldn't spread quite so much. But as Owdboggy say's, the offspring turn out blue, I don't think I will bother now. I may get the Muscarina instead. Thanks again for everyones help.

What a great site GOY is, I will recommend it to my gardening mate's.

12 Nov, 2012


I saw a tall narrow terracotta pot filled with just Muscari and it looked very good. In fact from a distance you thought 'What's that?' and then only recognised it as you got closer! At least it can't spread too far in a pot!! However it is very good to fill a difficult gap such as under a hedge or in a very narrow bed, maybe only inches wide, against a wall etc.

13 Nov, 2012

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