Hyacinth Bloom Time OR.

Hyacinth Bloom Time OR.

Hyacinth Bloom Time

Hyacinths are spring-blooming bulbs with richly colored flowers and an incredible fragrance that can perfume your entire garden. They bloom in mid-spring at the same time as daffodils and early tulips, and come in a rainbow of colors including white, cream, pink, rose, apricot, lavender, cobalt blue, deep purple and wine red. Like other spring-flowering bulbs, hyacinths are easy to grow. Just plant the bulbs in fall to enjoy beautiful flowers the following spring. When you compare two hyacinth bulbs side by side, it’s easy to see differences in quality. The bigger bulb on the left contains more stored food energy for the emerging plant. This means you will get a stronger stem and bigger flowers. Longfield Gardens supplies large, 15/16 cm hyacinth bulbs so you can enjoy the biggest, brightest blooms.


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.As hyacinth are one of the first blooms, they look best at the front of a perennial garden, near the front door, along a walkway or in mixed borders. These beauties are also a great choice for pots and planters. Hyacinth make wonderful cutting flowers, too, and look stunning in bouquets. As the flowers are famous for their fragrance, you can bring the sweet scent of spring inside!Forcing bulbs for indoor blooms is an enchanting project for winter. If you can’t enjoy flowers outside you may as well try to enjoy them inside. If you want to enjoy hyacinth blooms and fragrance indoors you can force them. To force hyacinths you will need to provide them at least 8 weeks of temperatures below 50 degrees.

Bulbs store energy within themselves, and therefore only require minimal fertilization. For the most robust hyacinths apply a slow-release fertilizer made for bulbs when you see the leaves emerging in spring. While the hyacinths are blooming they should not require additional water, other than what is provided by the earth. However, if you are facing a rather hot and dry spell in spring while the hyacinths are blooming a light water will help the blooms last longer.One of the most powerful garden scents of spring comes from hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) in bloom. Although it is lovely to most people, the aroma can be overpowering to others. Even at a distance, you'll notice these flowers' intense fragrance and the spikes of intensely bright tubular flowers emerging from strap-shaped leaves. Introduced to Europe during the 16th century, hyacinth's popularity sparked Dutch bulb growers to breed more than 2,000 cultivars by the 18th century, and today there are about 60 to choose from in commercial cultivation. (Source: www.thespruce.com)



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