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Muscari "Grape Ice"

By Squirrel  
Something new from the nurseries. The humble grape hyacinth has gone funky. Instead of the usual blues this new cultivated variety has very striking purple flower heads with a white top. The leaves are much broader than the usual Muscari and they are much taller about 10 inches.

Happy in a fertile well drained border or rock garden. They can also be planted into grass to naturalise. I'll give them a go in my garden. I'm on chalk so it will be interesting to see if they survive.

Photographed them against a grey background then cut them out. Slipped a new layer beneath and put a blue and purple radial gradient in.

Tags: Flowers and plants Muscari Muscari - Grape Hyacinths Muscari Grape Ice

Voters: mike9005, ladynewbury, athos55 and 22 more

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12 Apr 2018 10:55PM
Processed beautifully Jacqueline. Such beauties. Pam
Tooma 5 2.2k 3 Scotland
13 Apr 2018 2:51AM
Very fine work. The second excellent floral image tonight. Blooming lovely!
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
13 Apr 2018 2:53AM
Nicely done.
13 Apr 2018 7:45AM
Lovely picture, like the background.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2237 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2018 6:27PM
I'm not keen on this new variety, but I do like your presentation and background.

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