Named after Lady Scott, wife of Sir David Scott. The unusual muscari appeared in her English garden.
Muscari is derived for some authorities from Greek muschos, Perisan mushk (musk) or Sanskrit mushka (testicle) with reference to the sweet musky aromatic smell of the flowers of some species. (www.plantlives.com)
I still remember the first time I saw Muscari Valarie Finnis , they are "very different" from the common Grape Hyacinth.
Notes & Reference
#57-Spring Flowering Bulbs (Dr. A.A. DeHertogh), #59-Naturalizing Bulbs (Rob Proctor), #60-The American Gardeners World of Bulbs (Judy Glattstein)