Muscari in Mild Tropics

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Muscari in Mild Tropics

Postby colour-me-blue » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:09 pm

I'm fairly new to gardening and woud like a blue themed backyard. Looking through the catalogue I spied some grape hyacinths. I've never grown them before, so have some newby questions:

Is anyone growing Muscari around Brisbane-ish way?

How well do they do in sub/mild tropical zones?

Which would be the best type?

Will they need to be dug up or can they be left in all year?

Are they evergreen in my area?

How long will they flower?

What would they be best grown with?

Thanks in advance for any help. :)
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Re: Muscari in Mild Tropics

Postby chocolate » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:53 pm

Hi, I live in Nth Rivers and I dont have much luck with bulbs, if I want a particular bulb I usually keep it in a pot.But the tropical plant blue ginger grows very well[dont know real name]
Pansies go good up this way too.If you need a climbing vine that is attractive try Petrea, beautiful clear blue and no special care.
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Re: Muscari in Mild Tropics

Postby Sam » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:34 am

We've had muscari and they've done quite well. They were ever green for us - kind of like a floppy mondo grass. Multiplied well.
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Re: Muscari in Mild Tropics

Postby colour-me-blue » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:12 am

Thanks so much chocolate and Sam for your help.

I'd never heard of the Petrea climbing vine, so thank you for that chocolate, it looks beautiful. Didn't really need a climbing vine, but when I googled, it said it could be a hanging self-supporting shrub if pruned back. So it may find a place in my garden if I ever come across where to get one.

I found some lovely pansies I'll keep my eye out for too. Like the blue Jolly Roger.
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