Muscari macrocarpum - Golden Fragrance / Bulb each
Muscari macrocarpum Golden Fragrance 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

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Our Price: $0.99

Product Code: MUSGFR1

Muscari macrocarpum 'Golden Fragrance'

Overall Description

Golden Fragrance is one of only a select few varieties of Muscari to come from the macrocarpum family. And it has several unique characteristics that distinguish it from some of the other more commonly found muscari varieties seen today. Golden Fragrance has a light, sweet scent that is more pronounced than most other muscari varieties. It also has a very unique, and seldom seen combination of colors - yellow, and purple, on the same plant! Golden Fragrance stays slightly shorter than most other muscari, making it a great choice for a colorful groundcover, and will naturalize nicely in proper soil conditions. Each bulb produces a floret comprised of loosely arranged, tube shaped flowers - beginning with a bright golden yellow at the base, topped with 2 - 3 rows of purple / plum colored flowers. 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 8 - 9 bulbs per sq ft for good density once sprouted & blooming. Golden Fragrance is an early to mid bloomer in spring, beginning to bloom in early to mid April in warmer climates - late April in cooler climates.

We offer our Golden Fragrance Muscari 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 : 5" - 7" ( 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 - Loosely arranged tube shaped flowers on a rather strong sturdy scape. Color is a bright golden yellow at the base, and at the top of each scape finishes with 2 - 3 rows of purple / plum colored tubelike 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 - 9 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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