Family: Liliaceae Plant/bulb type: True bulb Planting time: Late Summer to Autumn Height: 20cm Depth & spacing: 12-15cm deep and 10-15cm apart. Aspect: Full sun to half shade. The warmer the climate, the more shade they will tolerate (& vice-versa). Soil: Well drained. Watering: Start watering when growth appears and keep soil slightly moist until foliage dies off after flowering. It is ideal to keep bulbs relatively dry whilst dormant. Fertilising: Generally heavy feeders. Top dress with a complete fertiliser each Autumn. Eg: Blood & Bone. Do not mix fertiliser (especially fresh manure) into soil when planting otherwise the young roots may burn. Either mix fertiliser into soil a couple of weeks in advance or top dress after planting and water in. Flowering time: Late Winter to early Spring. After flowering care: These bulbs can be left in the soil or dug after the foliage has died back. Dug bulbs should be kept somewhere cool & dry until planting in Autumn. Tolerances: These easy to grow bulbs will thrive in most climates but subtropical to cool is ideal. Comments: Hyacinths are excellent for potting. They can be brought inside for short periods and their fragrance will gently fill the home. They're also wonderful in vases.
Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:36 AM Keywords: Hyacinths, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb