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Hyacinthus Genus

Hyacinth

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Hyacinthus genus (Hyacinth). There are 3 species in this genus of bulbs. The leaves are glossy green and will appear just as the flowering spikes emerge. The leaves are narrow and strap-like while the blooms themselves are crowded onto a short spike. They are frost hardy and will need an open situation or partial shade with well drained soil. You should plant in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennials, Fragrants

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their dense spikes of fragrant, tubular flowers; ideal for spring bedding displays and for pot cultivation indoors.

Cultivation

After forcing, keep in a cool place to finish growth, then plant out to recover.

Propagation

Remove offsets when dormant in late summer or early autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Eelworm and Narcissus fly maggots.

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