The dramatic and beguiling perfume of Hyacinths is the perfect complement to their extravagant colour range. As winter flowers go, they are hard to beat.
When you plant your Hyacinths, it is a good idea to put them somewhere you can enjoy their heady scent; such as along a pathway, in a window box or by your favourite garden chair. In pots you can even bring them indoors to enjoy the delicious fragrance.
When planting Hyacinths in the garden, choose a spot that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun, such as beneath deciduous trees. We recommend preparing your soil prior to planting. To do this, dig through some well rotted manure a few weeks before you put your bulbs in. This increases drainage and adds nutrients to the soil. The bulbs are best planted around Mother’s Day, after the soil has cooled.
Hyacinthmania occurred a century after Tulipmania (1734-1739) A double white with a red eye ‘King of Great Britain’ fuelled the fire and one bulb was worth around $15 000 in today’s money. This variety is now sadly lost to time, as have thousands of cultivars. Today only around 70 Hyacinth varieties are grown commercially.
Hyacinth Collection, three of each variety separately labelled. Includes Aqua, Delft Blue, Louvre, Miss Saigon and Pink Pearl.
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