Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
Native to the Mediterranean and southwestern Asia. Clumps of grassy, fleshy leaves appear in fall and live through cold and snow. Spikes of small, typically urn-shaped blue or white flowers (fragrant, in some species) bloom in early spring.
Plant in early fall, setting bulbs about 2 in. deep and 3 in. apart in well-drained soil. Plant in masses or drifts under deciduous flowering trees or shrubs; use in edgings and rock gardens; grow in containers.Very long lived. Dig and divide when clumps become crowded. Plants self-sow under favorable conditions.Muscari latifolium
From Asia Minor. Possibly the showiest of the grape hyacinths. Each bulb produces just one leaf and a flowering stem to 1 ft. tall. Flowers on lower part of spike are deepest violet, those on upper part vivid indigo blue.
Excellent ground cover, 6– 8 in. high, spreading slowly but widely. Pleasantly scented, dark gre...
From the Mediterranean and western Asia. To 2–3 ft. high and wide, with downy, heart-shaped, too...
Himalayan native to 1 1/2 ft. high, spreading by rhizomes. Long-stalked,medium green, 2 1/2 -in.-wide ...