Muscari armeniacum is in the asparagus family Asparagaceae. Commonly known as Grape Hyacinth, it is native to eastern Europe and the Balkans. The specific epithet, armeniacum, refers to its native range which includes the country of Armenia. Grape Hyacinth is a popular ornamental bulb that has its origins in European gardens during the late 19th century. Mostly planted with other flowering bulbs, Grape Hyacinth produces scapes of dozens of tubular blue flowers that begin blooming in early spring and die back during the summer months.