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Hyacinthus orientalis x hybrids
Botanical Name: Hyacinthus orientalis x hybrids
Common Name(s): Hyacinth
These winter-flowering bulbs, with their highly scented inflorescences in white, blue or pink, make excellent indoor pot plants.
Botanical Pronunciation: hi-a-SIN-thus or-ee-en-TAL-is
These winter-flowering bulbs have highly scented inflorescences in white, blue or pink.
Interesting Planting Ideas
Different colour hyacinths flower at different times, so try to plant bulbs in drifts of single colours, as mixed beds can produce a patchy effect.
Hyacinths complement daffodils and tulips when planted together.
The Hyacinthus orientalis make excellent indoor pot plants.
When planted, keep the soil at root level constantly moist, but not soggy.
Hyacinth bulbs need special treatment to make them flower again next season.
This plant originates in Central Turkey.
Don’t plant hyacinth bulbs before April, as the soil temperatures are still too high.
When planting, ensure the bulbs are only just covered with soil and keep the soil at root level constantly moist, but not soggy.