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Flowers March to April, Plant September to November


Nothing surpasses the first hyacinths for scent, It's like time travel for the nose having wonderfully fragrant hyacinths in full bloom in the middle of the winter, it always seems like the greatest luxury. Plant 3 or 4 of one colour per bowl. Don't be tempted to mix different varieties as the chances are they won't flower all at the same time. I tend to go for the blues and whites, which as well as being my favourite flower colours, are reliable. Be sure to get bulbs that are "prepared", meaning they have had a period of cold already and when potted are convinced it's time to wake up for spring. This is not necessary when planting outdoors.

Outdoor hyacinths are best planted near to the house where you will see them and smell them, even the large varieties are very close to the ground. Alternatively I plant them out of the way but near a path, there's a large patch now at the bottom of the garden near the compost heap, (no, not to get rid of the smell), but for cutting and bringing into the house.

If you start before about the middle of September (but the sooner the better), you can have flowering Hyacinth bulbs for the house in flower at or just after Christmas. If you can get them planted before November, then they will have a chance to start growing before it begins to get very cold which will help them to flower all the earlier, they'll certainly be up early in the new year and long before the outdoor ones have woken up.


Bletilla striata Hyacinth Orchid

Bletilla striata Hyacinth Orchid

£ 9.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Breeder's Selection'

£ 9.99

Camassia leichtlinii Blue Wild Hyacinth

Camassia leichtlinii Blue Wild Hyacinth

£ 8.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Rhapsody in Blue'

£ 8.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Pearl - potted bulbs

Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Pearl - potted bulbs

£ 8.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Purple Sensation - potted bulbs

Hyacinthus orientalis Purple Sensation - potted bulbs

£ 8.99

Muscari armeniacum Grape Hyacinth

Muscari armeniacum Grape Hyacinth

£ 8.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Pagoda Mix'

£ 7.99

Hyacinthoides non-scripta - potted bulbs

Hyacinthoides non-scripta - potted bulbs

£ 7.99

Hyacinthoides non-scripta - XL Landscaping pack

Hyacinthoides non-scripta - XL Landscaping pack

£ 69.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Midnight Mystic'

£ 6.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Delft Blue

Hyacinthus orientalis Delft Blue

£ 6.99

Hyacinth Care

    Plant - In containers, borders or beds, hyacinths can also be naturalized in grass well.

    Depth - 4-6" of soil above the top of the bulb, less in clay, more in sandy soils.

    Depth in containers - The top of the bulbs should emerge from the compost, broad and shallow containers are most common and popular, after much experimentation I have found that container grown Hyacinths do much better in deeper containers - a normally proportioned plant pot is fine. The deeper the roots go, the higher the flowers and leaves seem to reach too. Moss can be used to cover the bulbs from about half way up to almost the tip.

    Cultivation - after flowering, remove seed heads, water once with double strength liquid fertiliser.

    Leave leaves to die down naturally - don't tie the leaves, cut them or otherwise damage them in any way, this is when the bulb is built up again for next years flowers, any interference will stop this and give smaller, weaker or blind flowering. Leave at least 6 weeks for the leaves to do their job, if possible don't touch them at all until they are completely brown and shriveled and can be pulled up with little resistance.

    Container cultivation - if the containers are to be brought indoors, grow them on somewhere cool but sheltered an unheated greenhouse, conservatory or similar is ideal. Let them grow as tall as possible before bringing them indoors as they may get leggy and even not flower if brought in too early. They will last longest in a cool but bright position. Support will probably be necessary.

    After the flowers are over, put them outside in a sheltered position and grow / water / feed as normal for bulbs. They will not perform as well the next year, so don't even bother trying, bulbs for indoor containers should be bought fresh each year. The old ones can be planted in the garden as outdoor bulbs. They won't be very good in year 2, but will have recovered their strength from year 3 onwards.


Hyacinth Paul Hermann - Pack of 5 Bulbs

Hyacinth Paul Hermann - Pack of 5 Bulbs

£ 1.97

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Royal Navy' - Pack of 5 Bulbs

£ 1.97

Purple Sensation Hyacinths - Pack of 10 Bulbs

Purple Sensation Hyacinths - Pack of 10 Bulbs

£ 1.99

Hyacinth 10 Bulbs

Hyacinth 10 Bulbs

£ 10.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Berries and Cream Mixture'

£ 10.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Double Eros'

£ 11.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Hollyhock' and Anemone blanda Mix

£ 12.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Pagoda Mix'

£ 12.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Pink Pearl'

£ 12.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Woodstock'

£ 12.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'T&M Mix'

£ 14.99

Tulip, Hyacinth & Anemone Mix

Tulip, Hyacinth & Anemone Mix

£ 14.99

Tulip, Hyacinth & Anemone Mix

Tulip, Hyacinth & Anemone Mix

£ 14.99

Candytuft

Candytuft 'Hyacinth Flowered'

£ 2.29

Hyacinth Gipsy Queen - Pack of 5 Bulbs

Hyacinth Gipsy Queen - Pack of 5 Bulbs

£ 2.97

Hyacinth Jan Bos - Pack of 5 Bulbs

Hyacinth Jan Bos - Pack of 5 Bulbs

£ 2.97

Colourful garden hyacinth collection

Colourful garden hyacinth collection

£ 23.99

Cool shades garden hyacinth collection

Cool shades garden hyacinth collection

£ 23.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Value Mixed'

£ 24.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Blue Tango' - Soft Blue Double - Pack of 6 Bulbs

£ 3.79

Hyacinth Pink Elephant - Pack of 3 Bulbs

Hyacinth Pink Elephant - Pack of 3 Bulbs

£ 3.97

Hyacinth Yellow Queen - Pack of 5 Bulbs

Hyacinth Yellow Queen - Pack of 5 Bulbs

£ 3.97

Hyacinthus orientalis Carnegie

Hyacinthus orientalis Carnegie

£ 34.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Delft Blue

Hyacinthus orientalis Delft Blue

£ 34.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Fondant

Hyacinthus orientalis Fondant

£ 34.99

Grape Hyacinth Muscari album

Grape Hyacinth Muscari album

£ 4.99

Hyacinth Blue

Hyacinth Blue

£ 4.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Midnight Mystic'

£ 4.99

Hyacinth Pink

Hyacinth Pink

£ 4.99

Hyacinth White

Hyacinth White

£ 4.99

Hyacinth Woodstock

Hyacinth Woodstock

£ 4.99

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

£ 4.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Pearl (PBR)

Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Pearl (PBR)

£ 4.99

Hyacinthus orientalis City of Haarlem

Hyacinthus orientalis City of Haarlem

£ 4.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Delft Blue

Hyacinthus orientalis Delft Blue

£ 4.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Jan Bos

Hyacinthus orientalis Jan Bos

£ 4.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Pink Pearl

Hyacinthus orientalis Pink Pearl

£ 4.99

Hyacinthus orientalis White Pearl

Hyacinthus orientalis White Pearl

£ 4.99

Wild Hyacinth Camassia cusickii

Wild Hyacinth Camassia cusickii

£ 4.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Berry Crush'

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Pearl (PBR)

Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Pearl (PBR)

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Carnegie

Hyacinthus orientalis Carnegie

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Dark Dimension

Hyacinthus orientalis Dark Dimension

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Delft Blue

Hyacinthus orientalis Delft Blue

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Fondant

Hyacinthus orientalis Fondant

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Jan Bos

Hyacinthus orientalis Jan Bos

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Peter Stuyvesant

Hyacinthus orientalis Peter Stuyvesant

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Pink Pearl

Hyacinthus orientalis Pink Pearl

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Purple Sensation (PBR)

Hyacinthus orientalis Purple Sensation (PBR)

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Purple Star

Hyacinthus orientalis Purple Star

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Sky Jacket

Hyacinthus orientalis Sky Jacket

£ 5.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Woodstock

Hyacinthus orientalis Woodstock

£ 5.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Midnight Mystic'

£ 6.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Delft Blue

Hyacinthus orientalis Delft Blue

£ 6.99

Hyacinthus orientalis White Pearl

Hyacinthus orientalis White Pearl

£ 6.99

Hyacinthoides non-scripta - XL Landscaping pack

Hyacinthoides non-scripta - XL Landscaping pack

£ 69.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Pagoda Mix'

£ 7.99

Hyacinthoides non-scripta - potted bulbs

Hyacinthoides non-scripta - potted bulbs

£ 7.99

Camassia leichtlinii Blue Wild Hyacinth

Camassia leichtlinii Blue Wild Hyacinth

£ 8.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Rhapsody in Blue'

£ 8.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Pearl - potted bulbs

Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Pearl - potted bulbs

£ 8.99

Hyacinthus orientalis Purple Sensation - potted bulbs

Hyacinthus orientalis Purple Sensation - potted bulbs

£ 8.99

Muscari armeniacum Grape Hyacinth

Muscari armeniacum Grape Hyacinth

£ 8.99

Bletilla striata Hyacinth Orchid

Bletilla striata Hyacinth Orchid

£ 9.99

Hyacinth

Hyacinth 'Breeder's Selection'

£ 9.99



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