Invite the Dark Eyes Muscari (Muscari 'Dark Eyes') into your landscape if you dare. This dark and dreamy muscari is alluring, mysterious, and unique. With deep blue florets that pile high atop its strong stalks, this Grape Hyacinth will attract a lot of attention and excitement.
It's easy to see how the Dark Eyes Muscari earned its name. Each Dark Eyes Muscari plant produces one to three stalks of round and graphic blooms. As its buds slowly turn into blooms, they open to reveal bright white rims that pucker around its 'dark eyes.' This stunning show is unmatched by any other Muscari variety. And as its bells form, these blue beauties often sport a fantastic hat of lighter blue bells that are ready to go. This creates an ever-changing show of deep sapphire blues to light powdery tones!
Cold and heat tolerant throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9 and are fast-growing perennial flowering bulbs. Readily naturalizing and colonizing small areas, these bulb plants fill areas politely with color each spring!
This plant may be petite but its strength doesn't lie in its height. The Dark Eyes Grape Hyacinth is a great choice for almost any low-lying purpose. From covering up the water meter hatch to adding one more front layer of color to your spring garden, these flowers are happy to oblige. An absolute must for Rock gardens, Cottage gardens and spring ephemeral borders!
They add delicate delight to floral arrangements or container gardens, and they have a pleasant scent. Create incredible container gardens with these vertical thrillers, even a window box or planter will become fanciful with these additions! Any sunny patio planter, balcony, or terrace garden becomes something spectacular!
These long-lasting blooms are a tonal treat. They look amazing planted in groups and among other Muscari varieties. They spread and fill in, so give them about 4 inches between bulbs to do so. Plant them in your lawn for spring color with Crocus and mow after the flowers fade. This brings unique delight in the spring and food for pollinators!
Dark Eyes Muscaris are easy to grow. They like early spring rains and water when the skies don't open up. While these bloom best in full sun, planting them under trees can be a great idea as the bulbs will bloom before the trees leaf out. Then, once the blooming is done, the shade of the trees can protect the bulb's foliage, giving the bulb more energy for next year's stunning blossoms! Fall-planted bulbs need well-drained soil with moderate moisture needs. Any soil type is suitable so long as it is not soggy and add bulb fertilizer to each hole for best results. Their blooms last for weeks and they naturalize and spread over time unless you deadhead after the flowers fade.
Do you dare to grow a plant this alluring? If so, don't delay! They're a favorite this season and are guaranteed to sell out. Order your Dark Eyes Muscari Grape Hyacinth now. Nature Hills will ship your bulbs based on the correct planting time for your area.
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Muscari 'Dark Eyes'|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Bright Blue|
|Pruning Time||After Foliage Yellows|
|Spacing||3 - 4 inches|