Muscari cultivars

Muscari have their historic roots dug in across the Mediterranean, Central and Southern Europe, Northern Africa and parts of Asia.

Over time quite a few species have happily travelled to Northern Europe, the United States and beyond, where they have naturalised.

Where they have met with people who like them, they have also been cultivated in to a myriad of modern varieties.

The word Muscari derives from the Greek word ‘muschos’ meaning ‘musk’ and refers to the fragrance exhibited by some but no means all of the species.

Flowers are most commonly blue, but the range of blue goes from pale to almost black.  There are also white forms, purples and lilacs and pinks.


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