Hyacinth Collection 1
Pack of 12
Our Hyacinth Collection 1 (Hyacinthus orientalis) consists of 3 bulbs each of four varieties (separately labelled):
Fondant – Sweet candy pink blossoms with white edging and a delightful fragrance.
Louvre – Heavenly white flowers on strong stems.
Splendid Cornelia – Beautiful pastel lavender blooms produce a wonderfully romantic picture.
Blue Trophy– Gorgeous deep blue flowers.
Hyacinths are highly prized for their colour and fragrance in the Spring garden. Ideal for growing in pots to bring inside to enjoy their beauty, these bulbs also grow well in garden beds or borders where wafts of fragrance are sure to delight in early Spring.
Hyacinths need a chilling period so in warmer climates ensure they are refrigerated for a 6 week period before plantings, and for long lasting blooms a full sun to partly shaded position will ensure the beauties will perform to their fullest.
You can also grow Hyacinths in a vase. Find the details here: Growing Hyacinths in Water
Supplied as dormant bulbs
Orders containing this item will be dispatched from mid February.
- Frost tolerant once established
- Suitable for areas with full sun
- Suitable for areas with part shade
- Ideal in pots or containers
- Suitable to cut for vases
- Plant 15cm apart
- Grows to 20-25cm high
- Ideal Growing Regions:
- View growing regions on the Climate Map
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The exception to this guarantee is discounted, end of season stock which is sold on an ‘as is’ basis. Generally this stock is sound but should be planted as soon as possible and may not perform as well as normal in season products.
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Common Name: HYACINTH
Botanical Name: Hyacinthus orientalis
Family Name: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 20-25cm H x 15cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 15cm Depth: 12cm
Positioning: Full sun or partial shade, however will not thrive in heavy shade
General Information: Suitable for temperate/Dry and Mediterranean climates, thrives in a cool to cold climate but can be grown in warmer areas if chilled 4-6 weeks prior to planting. Frost hardy when in the ground. Can be susceptible to
damage from frost if in pots outdoors.
Watering: Water well after planting but not again until after leaves emerge unless particularly dry. Give regular deep watering from when the buds appear until stems die down.
Fertilising: Manure, blood and bone or complete fertiliser should be worked through the soil before planting. Soil must be well drained and enriched with organic matter.
Soil: Well drained, rich in organic matter.
Lifting & Storage: Once the foliage of the hyacinth turns yellow they need to be dug up, dried and cleaned with a cloth and stored in a dry and airy place until the next season.
Pests: Hyacinths are generally not susceptible to pest and disease problems.
Tips: For best results in the next season remove spent flower stems and continue to water and feed the plant until all the foliage starts to turn yellow and die down.
Potting Hyacinths: Hyacinths grow particularly well in pots. Choose a pot at least 15cm deep so you can apply a good base of potting mix to the bottom of the pot. Place the bulbs 10 cm from the surface of the potting mix. Water well after planting and place pot where it will receive at least half a day of sun.
Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.
Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.
The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:
- Tropical – hot humid summer .
- Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
- Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
- Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
- Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
- Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter