Muscari aucheri - Ocean Magic / Bulb each
Muscari aucheri Ocean Magic Dutch Bulbs

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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail fall 2020
*Average Plant Shipping Size: Each - Large, top quality bulbs from Holland

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $0.99

Product Code: MUSOCM1

Muscari aucheri 'Ocean Magic'

Overall Description

Ocean Magic Muscari blooms start out at the bottom with a deep blue color, and gradually fade from this deep blue to a pale sky blue...…….eventually reaching a crisp pure white at the peak. Remarkable color display when plants in groups of 10 or more. Blooms are conical / spike shaped atop sturdy little scapes, and are comprised of numerous small, bell shaped, individual flowers. Muscari is oftentimes referred to as "Grape Hyacinths", and make an excellent choice for borders, mass plantings, and even cut flower use. Great choice for naturalizing in many areas, and also for use in window boxes / planters on decks & patios, etc.

Best planted at a depth of 4" - 5" anytime in mid fall thru winter. Suggested planting is 8 - 10 bulbs per sq ft for good density once sprouted & blooming. Ocean Magic is an early to mid bloomer in spring, beginning to bloom in early to mid April in warmer climates - late April to early May in cooler climates.

We offer our Ocean Magic Muscari Dutch Bulbs at a per bulb price - be sure to check out the quantity discounts offered if you need several bulbs. Guaranteed 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 :
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, conical shaped florets that are deep blue at the base, gradually fading to pale blue, then pure white at the tips Florets comprised of numerous, individual bell shaped 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 : 8 - 10 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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