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Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Ben Nevis’

Dutch hyacinth

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Ben Nevis’ (Dutch hyacinth). A compact plant with large, double, creamy white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Fragrant

Other common names

Hyacinth

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Fragrance, border, cutting bed, container, indoors.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out it is poisonous and allergenic.

Propagation

Remove offsets when dormant in late summer or early autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, grey bulb.

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