Genus *Muscari*, Eurasian perennials with dense spikes of urn-shaped flowers.
grape-hyacinth is the common name for genus Muscari. These are Eurasian perennials that have characteristic spikes of dense flowers. The flowers have been described as "urn shaped". They are commonly blue, so they also look like grapes - hence the name.
There are approximately 40 species, divided into 4 sub-genera:
- Botryanthus: "True Grape Hyacinths". also known as Baby's Breath.
- Pseudomuscari: small plants with bell shaped flowers
- Leopoldia: Taller plants with more widely spread flowers.
- Muscarimia: Large bulbs with fleshy roots. Short stems with elongated flowers. Often yellow or white flowers.
Use this tag for questions about all types of grape-hyacinth. If possible, your question should also include the sub-genera or species that your question refers to.