Muscari 'Esther'
Muscari 'Esther'
Muscari 'Esther'
Muscari 'Esther'
Muscari 'Esther'
Muscari 'Esther'

Muscari 'Esther'

"Grape hyacinth"

Muscari 'Esther'

15 bulbs — £4.35

Autumn planting season is currently closed
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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in September 2024

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in October 2023

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
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Muscari 'Esther' will bring a touch of elegance and sophistication to your outdoor space. The exquisite array of pale blue, bell-shaped flowers create a stunning contrast against the vibrant green foliage. Its compact stature offers a neat and tidy look, while its long-lasting blooms make it an ideal choice for those who want to enjoy the beauty of their garden for a longer period of time.

The easy-care nature of Muscari 'Esther' makes it a great choice for even the most inexperienced of gardeners. It is drought-tolerant and resistant to disease and pests, requiring minimal maintenance throughout the season. It will thrive in sun or partial shade, making it a versatile addition to any yard. Not only is Muscari armeniacum 'Esther' beautiful in beds and borders, but it also makes a great cut flower. Its long-lasting blooms will bring a touch of elegance and charm to any arrangement. It's a perfect choice for weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions.

Standing out from the crowd with its unusual icy blue colouring and particularly long blooming period, Muscari 'Esther' is perfect for livening things up in spring. A vigorous growth habit means muscari is quick to establish, making it one of the speediest ways to achieve a glorious carpet of early-season colour in the garden.

Muscari is a fabulously easy-going plant with an ability to thrive almost wherever it is planted. In full sun or partial shade, shelter or wind, and any well drained soil – you can rely on muscari to do its thing. Try weaving groups through a border, rockery, underneath a shrub, or allow it to naturalise in grass. Muscari has a strong propensity to multiply, both by seed and bulb offsets. If you like this, great! If not, either grow in a container, or lift and divide clumps in summer to keep spread in check.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Muscari armeniacum 'Esther'

  • Flower colour

    Pale blue, white

  • Bulb size


  • Established height


  • Established spread


  • Plant spacing

    150 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour


  • Habit


  • Life cycle


  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full shade

  • Position


  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Ground cover
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity


  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented


  • Pollinator-friendly


  • Mouse resistant


  • Rabbit resistant


  • Deer resistant


  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Muscari 'Esther' bulbs from mid to late autumn;

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade;

    • Plant your "Grape hyacinth" bulbs two to three times as deep as the bulb is high;

    • Space the bulbs about twice the bulb diameter apart;

    • Place the Muscari 'Esther' bulbs with the pointed side facing upwards.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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