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Hyacinth bulbs indoors

Hyacinth bulbs indoors

Hyacinth bulbs indoors

Hyacinths (Hyacinthus): Originally a pale blue or violet flower, hyacinth now come in a rainbow of colors including lilacs, pinks, white, cobalt blue, cream, apricot and even a blood red hue. Each hyacinth bulb generally produces one flower stalk that stands 8 to 10” tall. The hyacinth’s loose-to-dense racemes (clusters) of strongly fragrant flowers may be closely-packed single or double flowers.

Hyacinth bulbs

Yes, hyacinth bulbs are poisonous to pets. Many spring flowers, such as hyacinths and daffodils, contain a compound that may cause stomach and respiratory issues, as well as skin irritation. This substance—calcium oxalate—is most concentrated in the bulbs, but is also found in the foliage and flowers of the hyacinth plant. Keep hyacinths out of reach of curious pets and children, and wear gloves when handling hyacinth bulbs for long periods of time.What would spring be without the sweet fragrance of hyacinths? Hyacinths bloom in early to mid spring—about the same time as daffodils. Growing 8-12 inches tall, they're ideal for beds and borders—or as informal accents among perennials or ground covers. They can even be forced for indoor enjoyment. K. van Bourgondien offers one of the best selections of hyacinth bulbs for sale. Choose from colors ranging from white, pink, lavender, blue and yellow. Our garden professionals have even selected mixtures of colors that complement each other beautifully.

When selecting hyacinth bulbs, consider whether you're planting them outdoors or growing them in pots indoors. If planting outdoors, hyacinths prefer full sun and well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Like other spring-blooming bulbs, hyacinths look best when planted in groups. To determine how many hyacinth bulbs you'll need, use our handy.Depth and Spacing: Plant hyacinth bulbs 4 to 6” deep and 5 to 6” apart on center. You may plant the bulbs individually or dig out a larger area and plant 5 or more bulbs at the same time. Position the bulbs with the pointy end up and then cover them with soil. Fall and winter rains usually provide adequate moisture. Water only if the weather is unusually dry. (Source: www.longfield-gardens.com)

 

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