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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
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Dark blue with purplish stripe
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
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

Common names
  • Hyacinth
  • Common Hyacinth
  • Dutch Hyacinth

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  • Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Jul 5, 2012 2:46 PM concerning plant:
    Will return for 2-3 years, but gradually loses vigor and becomes more scraggly. Beautiful, intense blue color is a great foil for daffodils and other light-colored early spring bulbs. Fragrance is incredible! For cut flower, cut when first blooms open and place immediately in water. Even one will scent an entire room.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 4, 2011 12:58 PM concerning plant:
    Good to force. May be translocated outside after force, will bloom in following seasons. Regularity lends well to geometric designs.
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