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Small Grape Hyacinth

Muscari botryoïdes

Also known as

Bluebottle, Baby's Breath, Sky-Blue Grape Hyacinth, Italian Grape Hyacinth, Compact Grape Hyacinth, Starch Flower

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








1 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Small Grape Hyacinth Overview

Bulbous, deciduous perennial that produces bright blue flowers with paler edging. Foliage is narrow and arching. Flowers are bell-shaped and don't typically exceed a centimetre in length. These are produced on a triangular raceme structure. This is a form of unbranched inflorescence where the oldest flowers are formed at the base and new blooms from the tip as the plant grows. Flowers at the top of the raceme are sterile, point upwards and are lighter in colour compared to the lower, fertile flowers, which point downwards. The cultivar 'Album' has pure white flowers.

Common problems with Small Grape Hyacinth

Generally pest & disease free.

    How to harvest Small Grape Hyacinth

    Generally not harvested but flowers can be taken for floral arrangements.

    How to propagate Small Grape Hyacinth



    Lift and remove off sets while dormant.

    Special features of Small Grape Hyacinth

    Attractive flowers

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in containers.