Muscari is a genus of perennial plants which produces bell-shaped flowers that hang down and look like bunches of grapes. They are known as grape hyacinth for this feature.



Muscari normally produces blue or purple flowers and prefers warm climates, where the plant can be found throughout the year and grow up to 30 cm. Some species grow taller and have a double flower. Most types of Muscari flowers are arranged in the form of bunches of grapes and most appear in the same colour.


Muscari are originally from the Mediterranean Sea, and the eastern region of the Aegean Sea, Turkey and Morocco.


The plant blooms in March and blossoms last for a month or more. It should be planted in autumn.


It believed that there are about 40 species in the genus Muscari, which belongs to the family of Asparagaceae Scilloideae. Muscari was officially established by the Scottish botanist Philip Miller in 1754, although they have been cultivated in England since 1576.

Care Tips

Muscari is very easy to take care and should be planted at a depth of the same length as the plant itself.

Did you know ? 

The name Muscari is derived from the Latin word "muschos" or "musk", which indicates that the flower has a strong odour.