Hyacinths are the perfect flower for those looking to add some fragrance to their garden. The combination of gorgeous colorful and showy blooms with the sweet fragrance that permeates the air makes them a must have for every gardener. Stop in after Labor Day every year to check out the selection of hyacinth bulbs we have in stock here at City Floral Garden Center.
Hyacinth flowers prefer an area that has full sun.
Hyacinth flowers grow best in a well-draining soil. Spread 2″ of peat moss and blend with existing soil to help with drainage.
Hyacinth bulbs like to be fertilized right after being planted. Usually put fertilizer 2″ below the bulb in order to promote rooting.
We suggest Espoma Organic Bulb-tone
Hyacinth flowers will generally bloom in April depending on weather and planting depth. The snow rarely affects them if we get late snow.
Plant hyacinth bulbs about 6 – 8 inches in the soil.
Hyacinth bulbs need to be spaced out about 4 – 6 inches a part. They work best when planted in a row.
PLANTING ADVICE FOR HYACINTH BULBS
- Hyacinth flowers need to be planted in full sun.
- Hyacinth bulbs and flowers enjoy having soil that is well-draining and has organic matter. Amend the soil you are planting in with organic material such as compost, manure or we suggest peat moss.
- Plant hyacinth bulbs 6 – 8 inches deep. For a strong root growth dig out the entire planting area to 15 inches deep then back fill amended soil to 6 – 8 inches.
- Water the planted area immediately after planting but no additional watering in fall or spring is necessary.
- Apply a 2 – 3 inch layer of organic mulch to the planing area in mid to late fall.
BULBS TO PAIR WITH HYACINTH BULBS
DAFFODIL – Daffodils are best known for their bright yellow blooms that are a wonderful sign that spring is finally here. They are a hardy perennial that is easy to grow in most areas of North America. Perfect for planting between shrubs or on a borders these flowers look amazing where ever they grow.
TULIP – Daffodils are best known for their bright yellow blooms that are a wonderful sign that spring is finally here. They are a hardy perennial that is easy to grow in most areas of North America. Perfect for planting between shrubs or on a borders these flowers look amazing where ever they grow.
BEARDED IRIS – The bearded iris is aptly named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow, because the iris come in every color in the rainbow and then some. This beautiful flower also comes in many subcategories like tall bearded, intermediate bearded, short bearded, miniature bearded and border bearded. All of which are distinguished by their stature.