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Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Delft Blue’

Hyacinth

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Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does not flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hyacinthus orientalis 'Delft Blue'
  • Common name: Hyacinth
  • Family: Hyacinthaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

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. 

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Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Delft Blue’ bears single, light blue flowers with a good 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.

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Hyacinth bulbs can irritate the skin, so wear gloves when handling them.

How to grow Hyacinthus 'Delft Blue'

  • Plant size

    25cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Hyacinthus 'Delft Blue' and wildlife

Hyacinthus 'Delft Blue' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Hyacinthus 'Delft Blue' poisonous?

Hyacinthus 'Delft Blue' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

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

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