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I wouldn't think they would compete - the muscari will die back down and lay dormant beneath the soil til next spring. Sounds like a good combination to me
Get rid of the muscari. They are a weed...ok a beautiful weed....and take over very easily.
Easier said than done I guess. My garden was full of muscari. I propagated them with zeal, loving that blue colour. Then I realised my folly and remove every one I can.
They will spoil your houseleeks Berkeley. They will simply multiply and dominate. Can you clear one or two houseleeks? Dig up and remove the bulbs as you see them? How big an area are we talking about? Perhaps start at the top and clear them there?
You should be able to lift houseleeks and replant intact.
If you can't face it right now perhaps at summer's end? The bulbs will still be visible
Forgive my ignorance, but how will they spoil the houseleeks? Aren't they just like daffodils that you can plant things on top of for later in the season??
I'm with Verdun. I agree they're an invasive weed. Pretty enough, but so are the flowers of bindweed, ditto Celendine are pretty in their way too, but weeds nonetheless.
muscari will multiply quite beyond reason but if you rip the foliage off as soon as they finish blooming it slows them down considerably-i wouldnt be without them-and they make excellent mulch-the white muscari have good manners and are wonderfully pretty
I read somewhere the other that the gardener gives them a hair cut, .just remove some of the leaves until you think its tidy. The bulbs will still come up next year.
They do get a bit out of control and you can move them to other places otherwise they will take over.
I like both but I wouldn't let the Muscari in with my Sempervivums............they won't actually kill them but they will bulk up and take over. Also as the Muscari leaves die down they will drape themselves over the Semps............to have a nice display of your Semps, you will then need to pull off all the rotting Muscari leaves. Apart from anything else, the 2 species like different conditions
I'd been thinking of removing some large clumps of grape hyacinths in a new border I made last autumn. So I took them out and planted the area up with some free bulbs I got, including some called muscari.
I have to admit I laughed when I saw them start flowering last week. Another lesson learnt.
Oh Tonks... I think we have all done that...and not just once