Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis 'Gipsy Queen') in the Hyacinths Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Gypsy Queen

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 to 10"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Coral highlighted with peach and salmon.
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Winter
Other: Excellent for indoor winter forcing in water or potted.
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Other: Contact with bulbs may cause an allergic skin reaction.
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Other info: can take many years for hyacinths to go from seeds to bloom
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Bulbs
Other: 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. Set the bul
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 30, 2011 3:55 AM

Introduced in 1927. Good forcer.
May be translocated into garden after forcing to bloom in following seasons.
Uniform structure lends hyacinths well for geometric design purposes.
Seldom bothered by pests.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 30, 2011 4:03 AM

Specially designed glassware makes forcing in water a breeze. Hyacinth fragrance is amazing.

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Plant Events from our members
eclayne On April 22, 2015 Bloomed
jmorth From March 14, 2016 to March 23, 2016 Bloomed
jmorth From March 1, 2016 to March 13, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Out of cold period. Placed under fluorescent lights in cool basement till bloom time, then upstairs to bloom.
jmorth On October 25, 2015 Potted up
After a week (root development), placed into Cold Period.
jmorth On October 23, 2015 Obtained plant
From Brent & Becky's. 3 to force in pots, 2 in water.
robertduval14 On April 24, 2018 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Forcing 2016 by jmorth Apr 21, 2016 10:36 PM 54
Which fall bulbs will you order this year, and which vendors will you use by Cem9165 Jan 2, 2016 8:03 AM 561
Ordered Bulbs for fall already just now at Brent and Beckies by Newyorkrita Oct 29, 2013 8:55 PM 26

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