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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: 7-11 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Primrose yellow, maturing to ivory
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: 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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Common names
  • Dutch Hyacinth
  • Hyacinth

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Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-03-28

Date: 2021-04-25
Location: Lithuania
Date: 2024-04-27
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 11-04-2021
Dutch Hyacinth, Hyacinthus orientalis 'City of Haarlem' bulbs

photo credit: Krzysztof Ziarnek
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2019-04-16
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-05-29

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
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Courtesy of RoozenGaarde/Tulips.com
Location: Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
Date: 2017-05-03
Location: Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
Date: 2017-05-03
Location: My Gardens
Date: April 30, 2014
Opens Light Primrose, Fades To Ivory

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-05-01
Dutch Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis 'City of Haarlem' ) 1st spr

Photo courtesy of Old House Gardens

Date: 2015-04-01
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