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Hyacinth

Hyacinthus orientalis
Bulbs

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Hyacinthus orientalis

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Hyacinthus orientalis Plant Information

Classification  
   
Scientific Name: Hyacinthus orientalis
Common Name: hyacinth
Family: Liliaceae
Suggested Uses: perennial frequently treated as an annual where adequate vernalization does not occur

container plantings, bulbs
   
Characteristics  
   
Plant Form: upright, curved
Height: 8 - 12 inches
Spread: 4 inches
Foliage: strap-like leaves
Flower: blue, purple, pink, orange, or red fragrant flower spikes with single or double florets
Bloom Period: Spring
   
Environment  
   
Sun: light shade
Water: medium water requirement
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 3 - 7
   
Care  
   
Maintenance: set 4-6" deep, depending on the size of the bulb

allow foliage to mature before removing

propagation by division
   
Additional Notes: highly toxic

looks best in landscape when grouped or massed

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