Hyacinthus ‘Chestnut Flower’


  • Botanical name: Hyacinthus 'Chestnut Flower'
  • Common name: Hyacinth
  • Family: Hyacinthaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb

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 ‘Chestnut Flower’ is a compact heritage hyacinth variety, bearing double pink blooms with an intense fragrance. It’s well suited to forcing for indoor use in winter, and looks particularly good planted at the front of 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.

How to grow Hyacinthus 'Chestnut Flower'

  • Plant size

    25cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border


  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

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Do not Harvest in January

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Hyacinthus 'Chestnut Flower' and wildlife

Hyacinthus 'Chestnut Flower' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Hyacinthus 'Chestnut Flower' poisonous?

Hyacinthus 'Chestnut Flower' can be toxic.

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Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

Plants that go well with Hyacinthus 'Chestnut Flower'