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Muscari armeniacum - Valerie Finnis / Bulb 5pk
Muscari armeniacum Valerie Finnis Dutch Bulbs


 
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Muscari armeniacum 'Valerie Finnis'


Overall Description


Valerie Finnis ( named for popular British plantswoman ) has soft colored pale blue / lavender blooms that held in very dense compact clusters atop of sturdy racemes. Bloom heads are conical in shape, with tons of little individual bell shaped flowers comprising the entire bloom head. Muscari is oftentimes referred to as "Grape Hyacinths", and make an excellent choice for borders, mass plantings, and even cut flower use.

Best planted at a depth of 4" - 5" anytime in mid fall thru winter. Suggested planting is 5 - 6 bulbs per sq ft for good density once sprouted & blooming. Valerie Finnis is an early to mid bloomer in spring, beginning to bloom in early April in warmer climates - mid to late April in cooler climates.

We offer our Valerie Finnis Muscari bulbs in a 5 pk, and guarantee them to be of excellent size & quality.



Plant Facts & Specifications


--Mature Height : 8" - 10" ( flower heads may extend just slightly further )

--Mature Width : 3" - 5"

--Growth Rate :
Early to mid spring bloomer if planted in fall / winter

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Typical green flexible bladelike foliage

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - Compact, dense racemes loaded with pale blue / lavender conical clusters of bell shaped individual flowers. Flowers tend to last just slightly longer in part sun locations vs full sun, but either are acceptable.

--Diseases / Insects :
Nothing serious, but always be watchful for the occasional snail or slug

--Recommended Spacing : 5 - 6 bulbs per square foot of soil is recommended for optimal density & blooming once bulbs push out.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8- 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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