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Hyacinthus orientalis 'Royal Navy'


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Key information

Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Hyacinthus orientalis 'Royal Navy'

Plant details

Dutch or Florists' hyacinths such as the purple flowers of Hyacinthus orientalis 'Royal Navy' are a favourite for using in pots for early colour and fragrance indoors, but they are equally valuable as outdoor plants for flowering in April. They may be bedded formally, in which case medium-sized bedding hyacinths are planted in autumn and lifted after flowering for drying off and storing until the following autumn. Alternatively, they can be planted permanently, whether as bedding bulbs or indoor prepared bulbs after flowering, and they soon become established, flowering a little later with looser heads of blooms.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Hyacinthus

Species: orientalis

Cultivar: Royal Navy

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 15cm

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VeryBeautiful with an overpowering scent..Lovely must have for Spring blooms!

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