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. June Roberson says:

    I love grape hyacinths and I love surprise volunteers! I let them (and anything else) grow anywhere they want to suprise me, but I also toss some seed around in unexpected places to surprise my husband who loves them as much as I do. If they absolutely need to be moved, I have hearty transplants grown in nature.

  2. Ruthie says:

    It’s a wildflower! I love muscari for their delightful scent as well as for their beauty!

  3. Karen D says:

    A weed is just a flower with no botanical name. This is most definitely a wildflower.

  4. Karen D says:

    A weed is just a flower waiting to be accepted. This is definitely a wildflower.

  5. Cynthia says:

    Definitely a weed to me. Once they establish there is no getting rid of them and they take over huge beds. Pretty but so are pansies!

  6. Annette says:

    I gave up my weedy lawn for a part native and part vege garden. I wish my weeds would look as beautiful as the grape hyacinths. Then I would only have to pick weeds to bring in those gorgeous purple flowers!

  7. Judith Gibson says:

    Last spring a friend and I were taking a road trip visiting nurseries. We passed an enormous sea of blue on a hillside by the road – we braked the car and turned around. This picturesque scene was the blue muscari – I had no idea it naturalized. We wandered through the flowers, taking photos and enjoying the beautiful spring day. I ordered bulbs to plant in my yard and when they bloom, I will recall the lovely day I spent with my friend and finding out a new use for a familiar plant. What fun it was to come across such an amazing sight! These lavender blue beauties can only be considered a wildflower.

  8. Dede Caplinger says:

    Wildflower! I love those little blue flowers. They are a sure sign of spring and when allowed to grow/spread they make a wonderful carpet of blue… I use them for small arrangements around the house. I wouldn’t have a garden without them!

  9. Marcia Long says:

    My husband thinks they are a weed, I love them but they do make it hard to mow the lawn because here in MO we need to mow before their done blooming!

  10. Debra Aycock says:

    One of gods beautiful flowers

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