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Hyacinthus orientalis/Dutch Hyacinth

Hyacinthus orientalis / Hyacinthus orientalis
Close-up of a typical Dutch hyacinth and basal foliage
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Close-up of a typical Dutch hyacinth and basal foliage

Bulbs planted close together to achieve this mass of blossoms

Hot pink hyacinth flowers

Pink Dutch hyacinths in cotrasting planting of blue grape hyacinths

Peter Stuyvesant cultivar

Light pinks at peak of flowering

Deep Purple hyacinths with red tulips

White hyacinths in container along with blue grape hyacinths

Purple Dutch hyacinths

An April display in Holland

White hyacinths with red tulips

Pink Dutch hyacinths

Nice medium blue cultivar at peak of bloom

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Scientific Name: Hyacinthus orientalis
Common Name: Dutch Hyacinth
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: One of the most fragrant flowering plants grown in the garden. Flower color varies from pure white, to yellow, pink, blue, lavender, purple and red. They do not repeat bloom satisfactorily in zones 8-11. In order to get the flower stalk to emerge and elongate properly in these zones, the bulbs should be refrigerated at about 40 degrees F. for six weeks prior to planting in outdoor beds in late fall or early winter.