Wonderfully scented extravagant spring flowers, don't just confine hyacinths to Christmas pots
Flowers: March to April
Plant September to November
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.
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.
Cultivation - after flowering, remove seed heads, water once with double strength liquid fertiliser. Let the leaves die down naturally, this is how the bulb is built up again for next years flowers. Leave at least 6 weeks after flowering 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.