Free Hyacinthus Orientalis Hybrids Plants

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This is an extremely popular plant with vividly coloured, tightly packed clusters offlowers that can fill a room with their distinctive scent. A variety offlower colours is available and the plant is sold in three different forms to suit individual needs. Prepared Hyacinths have been temperature-treated to encourage the bulbs to flower earlier, often in mid winter if they are planted indoors in late summer. Ordinary bulbs can be planted in a very cool place indoors to flower in late winter or early spring. Finally, the plant can be purchased actively growing from mid to late winter and very early spring. When planting bulb6, they should not be completely buried in the compost. They can also be grown in water but will rarely last for more than one season. After flowering, the bulbs can be planted outside to flower again.

Plant type : Flowering bulb with erect habit
Season of interest : Winter or spring
Size : 15-20cm (6 —8in)
Flower : Six-petalled, white, pink, yellow, red or blue, fragrant, in cylindrical arrangement around 15-20cm (6—8in) fleshy stalk
Leaf : Strap-like, thin, 10-20cm (4—8in) long, fleshy, green
Temperature : 10-16°C (50—61°F)
Aspect/Light : Full sun when mature
Humidity : Moderate
Watering : Keep compost evenly moist in winter and spring; keep dormant bulb dry
Feeding : Not necessary
Propagation : Use new bulbs that are produced as offsets
Potting : Bulb fibre or houseplant pottingcompost
Problems : Not normally troubled by pests
Availability : Commonly available as dry bulbs in autumn and live plants In winter
Uses indoors : Limited life as feature plant for cool windowsill in kitchen or bedroom
Other varieties : H. multiflorus- multi-stemmed; white, pink or blue, fragrant flowers