Grape Hyacinth

Grape hyacinth flowers

Grape hyacinth flowers

Grape hyacinth (Viper bow) spring flowers against green, blurred background, horizontal orientation

Photo by: Aleksandar Milutinovic

Aleksandar Milutinovic

The grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) grows 6 to 12 inches tall and works well massed in bed, borders, rock gardens, under deciduous trees or planted in containers. The early-spring bloomer appreciates well-drained soil and grows best in full sun to part shade. It naturalizes quickly and easily. Some cultivars and related species are hardy in USDA Zones 3 and 9.

Next Up

How to Plant, Grow and Care for Hyacinth Flowers

Sweet-smelling hyacinths are a symbol of spring. Learn how to grow these iconic flowers.

Plant Minor Bulbs for Spring

Bulbs that aren't as well-known as daffodils or tulips can still make a big impact in your garden.

Planting Freesia, Anemone and Hyacinth

Plant these bulbs and corms in the fall for dazzling spring color.

Crocuses Pack a Powerful Punch

Plant these tough little bulbs in the fall for the earliest hint of spring.

Planting Spring Bulbs in Fall

Whether you want masses of spring color or collect a few heirloom bulbs to share, all are easily planted in the fall.

Timing Spring Bulb Planting

Spring-flowering bulbs need to be planted in fall in order to bloom come show time. The bulbs need a certain amount of time to get established before winter's freezing weather sets in, and they need enough time exposed to cool soil temperatures to be properly chilled. 

Japanese Iris

Japanese iris has the largest bloom of any iris and thrives in wet soil.

Perennials Span the Seasons

Choose outstanding and unusual perennials for late summer and early fall gardening.

Rain Lily

The name "rain lilies" comes from their tendency to send up flushes of flowers within a few days after a soaking rain.

6 Ways to Prevent Animals From Eating Flowering Bulbs

We’ve got some tips and tricks to keep pesky critters from digging up hardy bulbs like tulips, crocuses and hyacinths.

Go Shopping

Spruce up your outdoor space with products handpicked by HGTV editors.

On TV

Inside Out

7am | 6c

Inside Out

8am | 7c

Inside Out

9am | 8c

Inside Out

10am | 9c

Inside Out

11am | 10c

Inside Out

12pm | 11c

Home Town

1pm | 12c

Home Town

2pm | 1c

Home Town

3pm | 2c

Home Town

4pm | 3c

Home Town

5pm | 4c

Home Town

6pm | 5c

Home Town

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Outgrown

8pm | 7c

Outgrown

2:59am | 1:59c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.

Related Pages