Weed or Wildflower?

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Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) is a spring flowering bulb that will easily naturalize. In Arkansas the blooms pop up in lawns along with wild violets, henbit and spring starflower. It’s said that a weed is just a plant growing in the wrong place. So what do you think about grape hyacinths? Weed or wildflower? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section below for a chance to win one of my Bulb Garden decks.

So tell me is this a weed or a wildflower?

Grape hyacinths (Muscari armeniacum) naturalize readily.

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244 Responses to Weed or Wildflower?

  1. paula morel says:

    Whatever it may be it is beautiful. I say let it grow wherever it wants and enjoy the color.

  2. Rebecca Beasley says:

    Weeds are those yellow pesky dandylions…these are mini-me’s to the larger bulb variety that I have planted in the gardens…here in Tennessee they pop up everywhere in the spring, i hate mowing the yard though as it usually cuts off there poor ‘lil heads, and then I’m just left with the bare stalk!! It is my backyard wildflower, not a weed!

  3. Carla O says:

    I love muscari and have taken bulbs from my daughter’s bed in PA and put them in a bed here in VA. In IL they grew in my flower beds and flourished. If they decide to join some violets in the back yard in spring, so be it. wildflower is my vote.

  4. Sherry Cowell says:

    It’s a flower!!!!!

  5. Carla O says:

    I love muscari and last year transplanted a few from my daughter’s bed in PA to a front-yard bed here in VA. I don’t have any in the back yard but if at some point they decided to naturalize there along with the spring violets, so be it. definitely a wild flower.

  6. Stan Kalisch says:

    It is all in the eyes of the beholder. One person’s weed is another person’s flower. Regardless of origin, if it is beautiful to me, let it flourish, let it flower in my yard.

  7. Molly says:

    the Mascari that I planted in my grass died out ! I have much better luck with Squill!!! We lhave high ph soil and it limits things!

  8. Jerilynn Miller says:

    I love these beautiful little flowers. I will plant them in my garden in the Spring. We recently moved back to N.W. Indiana from Florida. We will be establishing a new flower garden. Some things were difficult to grow in Florida, so I’m looking forward to the wonderful Spring flowers coming up. I did use the Grape Hyacinth in flower arrangements, but I also put in some Lily of the Valley. What a pretty contrast with the purple and white delicate little flowers.

  9. Susan D. says:

    It doesn’t matter to me one way or the other if the “Grape Hyacinth” is a Weed or a Wildflower, it’s gorgeous to look at and I’d have it in my own garden; after all, it’s God’s beautiful handiwork, so whether it’s a Weed or a Wildflower, how could it be considered anything, but beautiful to look at?

  10. marjorie Harbitz says:

    I think it is both a weed and a wild flower. I have them in my garden. I just love them. But they do want to do their own thing I find them all over growing by themselves, that is why i call them a weed. But I still they are a wild flower that deserves to be in my garden. Love your news.

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