- Botanical name: Hyacinthus orientalis 'Royal Navy'
- Common name: Hyacinth
- Plant type: Bulb
- Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
- Features: Scented flowers
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Royal Navy'
Hyacinths are a popular choice for growing in pots indoors for a burst of colour and fragrance in spring. But they are equally valuable as outdoor plants, planted in autumn as with other spring-flowering bulbs.
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Royal Navy' bears dark blue double flowers with a very intense fragrance. It's ideal for forcing for use indoors over winter, or planted in the spring border where it combines well with spring-flowering primulas and pulmonarias.
Hyacinth bulbs can irritate the skin, so wear gloves when handling them.
- Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
- Aspect: South facing, West facing
- Position in border: Front
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Low maintenance
- Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic
- Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers
Effects:Irritates skin, Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested