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description. Besides scientific name "muscari" This plant is also called murine hyacinth and gadyuchim onions.These names probably reflect tiny, like a fake size of the plant.Muscari - a close relative of hyacinths, and plants do resemble miniature hyacinths: their leafless flower stalks topped by dense racemose inflorescences collected from tiny bells.Muscari - a perennial bulbous plant.The genus includes about muscari

60 species which occur in the Mediterranean, South and Central Europe, Asia Minor and the Caucasus.Many species grow in natural conditions on the territory of Russia.

Plant height depending on the species ranges from 10 to 20 cm, sometimes up to 30 cm. Plants bloom 7-10 days.The flowering period lasts muscari, depending on the climatic conditions from mid-March to mid-May.Muscari flowers in most blue color, but there are species with purple, white, purple or even pale yellow flowers.Some muscari have a strong aroma.Leaves are narrow, linear, flowers appear earlier.The bulbs are medium

-sized, pointed, ovoid with a thin light-skinned.On the basis of some species, a number of varieties.The most decorative and often grown on sites muscari Armenian and its variants.Plants of this species are blooming fragrant blue flowers with a thin white border.The number of flowers in the inflorescence can reach 50 pieces Flowers length 0.5 cm, height of the plants - 15-20 cm Flowering in May..

Based muscari Armenian breeders bred several horticultural varieties with different colored inflorescences.

Blue Spike - terry very decorative variety with pale blue flowers.

Seffier - flowers are dark blue with a white border.

Fantasy Krieyshn - flowers are greenish-yellow terry.

Muscari ephemeroids belong to a class, or korotkotsvetuschih.After flowering in their place you can plant annuals flowering plants.

Muscari grow well in full sun and partial shade and well tolerate even the shadow.It is interesting to look at the rock garden, planted along the tracks or groups.A more effective solid, undiluted fit.Muscari decorated with small gardens.They are planted in open spaces, lawns, lawns, meadows, which, however, do not mow as long as the leaves do not wither away muscari.Mouse hyacinth can be placed anywhere in the garden, even small clumps under the fruit trees.After muscari bloom in spring, and even a slight shadow of the foliage appearing on the trees it is not terrible.When the trees densely turn green, then muscari already ottsvetut.However, do not put these flowers by evergreen trees and shrubs, although they are shade tolerant.

Muscari can be planted in borders, as well as to plant peonies and about even in their roots, thus sealing the planting flower crops.

Cultivation and care. Muscari unpretentious, grow well in loose, non-acidic, permeable, drained, not too humid soil and do not tolerate wet.Therefore, muscari can not be planted on the lower parts of the garden, where it may be prolonged stagnation of water.Muscari in one place can be grown for several years.

Propagated subsidiaries muscari bulbs and seeds, mainly self-seeding.In the fertile soil bulbs are larger and the plant will bloom better.This contributes to the timely and seating.Melkolukovichnye These plants give a big boost and do not require digging up many years, until their hive is not will grow.Divide the landing is not more than 1 time in 3 years in the period from August to October.Muscari If you need to multiply faster, then dividing nests are held every 2 years.Nests bulbs are dug and divided.Bulbs are planted right post scrub division to a depth of 7 cm at a distance 4-10 cm apart, depending on whether, how quickly and what density you want to get Curtain.But one condition is met necessarily: the bulbs should be planted in groups without fail.Muscari respond well to organic fertilizers.Before planting, digging in compost is added at the rate of 5 kg / m2.In the spring the snow make a complete fertilizer.With good care Muscari will blossom abundantly, forming larger and better bulbs multiply.Muscari native to mountainous regions and therefore require moisture only at the beginning of growth.Fasting flowering plants are preparing for the rest - the period of vegetative rest, as they exist in the form of bulbs throughout the summer.And moisture is harmful to them during this period.Muscari very winter-hardy, so they need to cover for the winter only in the first year of planting.