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Hyacinthus orientalis (Dutch Hyacinth)

Dutch Hyacinth, Common Hyacinth, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers (Hyacinthus Orientalis)


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!
  • 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.

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Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Hyacinthus - Hyacinths
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 6" - 10" (15cm - 25cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Hyacinthus - Hyacinths
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 6" - 10" (15cm - 25cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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