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Hyacinthus Orientalis 'Delft Blue' (Garden Hyacinth Bulbs)

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Hyacinthus orientalis 'Delft Blue' (garden hyacinth bulbs)

Hyacinthus Orientalis 'Delft Blue' (Garden Hyacinth Bulbs)

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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: any well-drained, moderately fertile soil (for container-grown bulbs use two parts John Innes No2 compost to one part sharp grit or bulb fibre)
Rate of growth: average to fast
Flowering period: January to March
Flower colour: blue
Other features: all parts of the plant may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested; contact with the bulbs may cause skin irritation
Hardiness: fully hardy
Porcelain blue, star-shaped flowers crowd the upright flowerspike in winter.'Prepared' hyacinths have been through a sequence of cold treatments, which triggers the growing process. This means they tend to flower much earlier than 'unprepared' hyacinths, and they are mainly grown as indoor plants, where their strongly scented flowers will fill your room with their sweet perfume.Garden care:Using gloves plant bulbs close together (but not touching), into shallow bowls containing bulb fibre, so their tops are just above the surface of the compost. After potting up, they will need a cool, dark period, which will encourage root growth, so pop them into a black bin liner and leave in the shed or garage. Check them occasionally to make sure the compost does not get too dry, and water them when necessary. When the growing shoot is about 5cm tall, take it out of the bag and bring the pot inside to a cool room away from direct sunlight until the leaves turn green. Afterwards they can be moved closer to the window, but if possible keep them away from central heating radiators. After they have finished flowering they can be planted outside in the garden, where they will flower again (in March or April) the following year.These bulbs can also be grown in specialist bulb vases. Simply fill the vase with water up to its neck and then sit the bulb on top, making sure the base of the bulb is just above the water. Then treat it in the same way as the potted bulbs.




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