Rich and heavily fragrant, hyacinths are spring-flowering bulbs that produce gorgeous red, pink, orange, salmon, yellow, purple, white or blue spike-like flowers that mostly cover their stem with a multitude of florets or bells. They have been developed from Hyacinthus orientalis, a species named already in 1562, and which originates in central and southern Turkey, North Western Syria and Lebanon. Hyacinth species belong to the Liliaceae.
- Floating atop erect, lance-shaped bright green leaves, these beauties bloom for 2-3 weeks in mid spring. Plant them where you will be able to enjoy their perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck!
Hyacinth 'Marconi" with Muscari
- Rising up to 6-10 inches tall (15-25 cm), they will naturalize in the right spot. But it should be noted that flowering might decrease in quality over time.
- Thrive in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Keep the soil moist during the growing season. While they do well within hardiness zones 4 to 8, they will require winter protection in zones lower than 5. Beds should be mulched with straw to prevent frost damage.
- Easy to grow, these Hyacinths are a welcomed addition to beds, borders, containers, rock gardens or along walks. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 5 bulbs) or mixed with any other flowering bulbs. Great for forcing!
- Deer and rabbit resistant!
- To be planted in fall.
- May cause skin irritation and if ingested may cause severe discomfort.