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Family: HYACINTHACEAE* 

 Muscari graecum
  Author of this page: Panos & Stavros.


Photo by
Panos & Stavros.

 
Author:   Pierre Edmond Boissier, 1882
Family:  Hyacinthaceae*
Origin:  Mediterranean
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  40 (60) centimetres
Flower:  Blue-Violet
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Grape Hyacinth, Tassel Hyacinth
Synonyms:  Muscari comosum, Miller., M.giennense, M.holzmannii,
M.bulgaricum, M.calandrinianum, M.charrelii, M.constrictum,M.cousturieri,M.graminifolium,
M.pharmacusanum, Leopoldia pinardii, Leopoldia sartoriana, Leopoldia comosa, Leopoldia graeca, Bothryanthus charrelii.

  This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by  Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1882. It is found around the Mediterranean, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulb can grow to six centimetres in diameter , the plant to 40 centimetre, 60 with the flower. 

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 Greek.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.