Full Sun to Partial Shade
Zone to 8b
Suitable as Annua
Deer, rabbit resistant
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers organically rich soils. Tolerates some light shade. Plant bulbs 4-5” deep and 4-5” apart in mid fall. Soils should be kept moist immediately after planting to encourage root growth. Also keep soils moist during the spring growing season, but taper off moisture after bloom as bulbs head toward dormancy. Promptly remove spent flower spikes so plants do not need to expend energy on seed production. Bulbs are commonly grown in containers, especially when forced for indoor winter bloom.
Hyacinth, Dutch hyacinth or garden hyacinth is a spring flowering bulb that produces spikes of flowers noted for their intense, often overpowering, fragrance. Typically grows 6-10” tall. Each bulb sends up 3-4 strap-shaped green leaves in early spring and a stiff densely flowered spike of extremely fragrant tubular flowers. A very large number of hybrid cultivars are available in commerce under this species name in flower colors including various shades of blue, purple, pink, red and white.
No serious insect or disease problems. Flowering often decreases in quality after the first year, and bulbs may need to be replaced every couple of years.
Group or mass in beds, borders, rock gardens, along walks. Effectively mixes with other spring flowering bulbs. Containers. Force bulbs for indoor winter flowers.
Plant hyacinth bulbs in fall, 6 to 8 weeks before a hard frost is expected and when soils are below 60 degrees F. This is usually during September and October in the North, and October and November in the South. Dig a hole 6 to 8 inches deep.
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Dave’s Garden, All things Plants or Texas Superstar