Hyacinths (Hyacinthus) are a Spring flowering bulb and an indoor pot plant.
They can start flowering from March to April for Roman Hyacinths and April to May for Dutch Hyacinths.
Hyacinths have a couple of long green leaves and a stem with 30 or more bell shaped flowers.
They have a very intense fragrance.
Hyacinth flowers range in colour from white, pink, red, orange, blue and purple.
The plants can grow to a height of 6 inches to 1 foot.
Hyacinths should be planted in September and October at a depth of 6 inches.
They thrive in sun or partial shade and like any reasonable soil type which has had compost or peat added to it.
Dutch Hyacinth bulbs can be left in the ground over Winter, but it is recommended that the bulbs are lifted and stored in dry peat until planting time.
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