Hyacinths are an unforgettable addition to your spring garden. Their unique vertical growth and jewel-like blooms are as memorable as their strong, well-loved fragrance! Hyacinths flowers are perfect for cutting. Or, if you don't have the space outside, hyacinths perform well when forced indoors.
Wake up your spring garden with the bright, beckoning beauty of Hyacinths. These beloved early bloomers are sweet, fragrant heralds of spring, sometimes even peeking out from beneath a blanket of snow. Their clusters of tiny, bell-shaped flowers come in a rainbow of colours, from deep blues to vibrant reds to soft pastels. Hyacinth has long been revered for its compact yet stately form and depth of colour. This traditional spring flower continues to be a favourite among gardeners, thanks to its variety, versatility and simple yet stunning beauty.
Hyacinth bulbs, like many spring blooming bulbs, are planted in the autumn. They thrive in zones 4 through 9, and will do well in almost any well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. With most varieties standing around 8 to 10 inches tall, Hyacinths may be placed randomly among tulips, daffodils and other spring bloomers for a casual, colourful spring display. This classic flower is also absolutely perfect in a more formal, manicured setting, such as a Victorian-style carpet bed, in which differently-hued flowers are planted together in a soft, inviting sea of colour. Hyacinth flowers look lovely amongst shrubs or trees, in cottage gardens or window boxes.
Hyacinths are also a popular choice for indoor forcing, and their bright blossoms may be enjoyed as early as mid winter. Bulbs may be placed in a forcing vase or "hyacinth glass," following traditional methods. With their unique upright stature, these bright little springtime soldiers create a striking visual effect wherever they are placed. Say hello to spring with the vivid colours and intoxicating fragrance of this charming, beloved beauty.