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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: 8-10 inches
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Other: Forced (in water or soil)
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer 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: Chipping, Scooping, Twin-Scaling
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • Hyacinth
  • Dutch Hyacinth
  • Common Hyacinth

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Location: My garden, Skåne, Sweden
Photo by William
Location: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens Pinehurst, NC
Date: February 14, 2023
Oriental Hyacinth #173 nn; LHB  p. 234, 33-46-1, "An early Greek
Location: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens Southern Pines, NC
Date: February 14, 2023
Oriental Hyacinth #173 nn; LHB  p. 234, 33-46-1, "An early Greek

Date: 2022-03-11
Location: Aberdeen, NC (my garden 2024)
Date: March 2, 2024
Oriental Hyacinth #173 nn; LHB  p. 234, 33-46-1, "An early Greek
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-04-08

Date: 2018-04-12
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-03-03
Hyacinthus orientalis 022

Date: 2022-03-11

Date: 2022-03-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 3-29-2020
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-02-24
Hyacinthus orientalis 002

Date: 2020-03-31

Date: 2022-03-21
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: March 27, 2021
Purple hyacinth, approaching bloom. (White hyacinth in background
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-04-06

Date: c. 1947
photo from the 1947 catalog, Wayside Gardens, Mentor, Ohio

Date: 2022-03-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 3-29-2020

Date: 2012-01-30
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: March 27, 2021
Blue hyacinth, approaching bloom.
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-02-26
forced hyacinth blooming indoors in February

Date: 2012-03-30
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: March 1, 2023
Oriental Hyacinth #173 nn; LHB  p. 234, 33-46-1, "An early Greek

Date: 2022-03-16
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-03-22
Location: my garden 
Date: 2014-03-14
The color is lovely with a delightful scent; couldn't resist buyi
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-10-25
Location: Twisp

Date: 2022-03-16
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-04-06

Date: 2015-04-01

Date: 2015-03-24

Date: 2015-04-08
Location: my garden 
Date: 2014-03-08
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-04-24
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2016-03-16
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: March 27, 2021

Date: 2015-03-16
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-10-18
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-03-20
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-03-19
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2012-03-19
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2015-02-25
Hyacinth in winter
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2014-03-13
Emerging in spring
Photo by Maridell
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-04-17
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-03-22

Date: 2015-03-24

Date: 2015-03-24

Date: 2015-03-24

Sprouted Hyacinth bulb, Photo by: 4028mdk09
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-04-05
Coming up in late winter.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Date: 2012-01-30

Date: 2015-04-08
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: April
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-03-09

Date: 2015-03-16

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2009-02-27
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Comments:
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 18, 2013 4:52 PM concerning plant:
    Vivid jewel colors and lovely scent on the Hyacinth flowers.
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Feb 8, 2012 1:54 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar from this plant.
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