A picture of a Hyacinth

Hyacinth

Hyacinthus spp.

Hyacinthus 'Red Magic' 01 by Kor!An (Андрей Корзун) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Hyacinth (Hyacinthus)

Hyacinth Overview

Hyacinthus is a small genus containing 3 bulbous perennial species in the Asparagaceae family, originating from the Eastern Mediterranean region. They have broad strap-shaped leaves and spikes of scented bell-shaped flowers with reflexed, backwards bending petals. Commonly known as Hyacinth, they are popular garden and houseplants and there are many cultivars and hybrids available bred to have more densely clustered flowers and a wide range of colours.

Common problems with Hyacinth

How to propagate Hyacinth

Bulbs

Special features of Hyacinth

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Other uses of Hyacinth

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

Spring Bulbs for Autumn Planting

Plant out these flowering bulbs in autumn to enjoy their performance next year.

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Spring Flowering Bulbs

Flowering in spring these bulbs give a beautiful display.

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