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Muscari botryoides can’t be missed in any garden because they are so beautiful and easy. The Muscari botryoides originate from the Mediterranean area and Asia Minor. But nowadays it is found in the whole of Europe in a feral state. The different species are very similar and often only specialists are able to notice the distinctions. The Muscari family since has grown to 60 members and now the Muscari botryoides ‘album’ is also very popular. The botanical name Muscari formally got its name from the botanist Philip Miller. The name Muscari has derived from the Greek word ‘muschos’ or ‘musk’ and refers to the light sweet scent off the flower. In Apulia, a region in southeast Italy the tiny balls of the Muscari Comosum are eaten, in the form of the so-called ‘Insalata di lampascioni. (Salad with wild onions.) The taste is rather bitter. That is why the balls are boiled in salt water and then the water is thrown away. It is best to plant the Muscari botryoides in the autumn from September to November.
The bulbs are hardy so once planted they can remain in your garden during the winter. And so you can enjoy it year after year. Also, it is easy to multiply the plant by digging up the small side bulbs and plant them elsewhere. It is easy to sow the Muscari botryoides as well. However, sowed Muscari botyoides only give full flowers after 2 years.