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Hyacinthus amethystinus

Hyacinth

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Hyacinthus amethystinus (Hyacinth). This species is a bulbous perennial. The leaves are linear bright green and channelled. The flowers are borne in loose racemes of tubular to bell-shaped pale to dark blue blooms in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

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

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Needs

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

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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