General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: 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
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Other: Forced (in water or soil)
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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
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.
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Hyacinth
  • Dutch Hyacinth

Plant Events from our members
jmorth From March 15, 2015 to April 10, 2015 Bloomed
Last one finished blooming... 5 of 6 did excellent.
jmorth On March 3, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Moved 3rd one of first bunch out of cold period (refrig) into cool light under basement fluorescents 60° ~. (hope this helps stem stand strong as earlier ones moved into .warmth have had some stand up stright problems in their water and marble forcing jars).
jmorth On March 2, 2015 Bloomed
2nd one from 1st bunch blooming.
jmorth On March 1, 2015 Bloomed
First removed jar 1 has 2 heads, 1st head bloomed Mar 1st.
jmorth On February 19, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Removed 2nd bulb from 1st bunch, moved to warmer temp spout near 2", good root dev.
jmorth On February 16, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Removed 1 jar from cold period moved it into kitchen, sprout > 2 ", good root development.
jmorth On December 16, 2014 Potted up
2nd set of 3 placed in containers w/ marbles and water into fridge.
jmorth On December 12, 2014 Potted up
Set of 3 placed in containers w/ marbles and water into fridge.
jmorth On October 11, 2014 Miscellaneous Event
Into refrigerator to count as part of cold period.
jmorth On October 6, 2014 Obtained plant
From M & Z (6) - to be forced in water
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