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Hyacinthus Orientalis

Botanical Name:

Hyacinthus orientalis

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
fertile, loamy, loosed, well-draining, 6-7pH
Heat Tolerant
86°F / 30°C
Cold Tolerant
-30°F to -20°F / -34.4°C to -28.9°C.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Herb, Forb, Bulb, Poisonous

Lifespan

Perennial, Bulb Zones 4-8

Plant Height

6-10” / 15-25cm

Flower

Flowers on a single erect stalk, each 6-parted, funnel-shaped, variously colored, incredibly fragrant. A many-flowered, scapose raceme, cylindrical, held above the leaves; bracts small. 15-40, white, blue or pink, tubular-campanulate, heavily scented, waxy; perianth lobes 6, spreading-reflexed. Hyacinthus orientalis flowers in mid-spring (April/May) for 2-3 weeks.

Fruit

After flowering, the seed capsules ripen. Capsules are fleshy, spherical structures that dry and split into three parts, each containing seeds. Ants find the seeds and take them into their burrows for food. There the seeds can germinate.

Benefits
Ornamental

Highly ornamental bright and fragrant flowers.

Attracts

Bees

Warning

Poisonous

Taxonomy

Order

Asparagales

Family

Asparagaceae

Genus

Hyacinthus

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