The grape hyacinth (muscari) is a bulb.
This plant has tiny balloon like, bell shaped blooms that are blue in colour and are clustered at the top of the stem. The stems are surrounded by many long, thin green leaves.
The long, thin leaves grow first and then the grape hyacinth flowers from late February to May.
It is a clump forming plant which grows to a height of about 6 inches.
The clumps can be divided in Autumn, every few years.
The bulbs can be planted from September to October, 3 inches deep and 4 inches apart.
The grape hyacinth thrives best in well drained soil in full sun, but it can grow in partial shade.
This plant is particularly suited to a rockery or being placed at the edge of a border.