How to grow Hyacinthus orientalis

Hyacinthus orientalis grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Hyacinthus also known as Wild Hyacinth, Hyacinthus orientalis perennial deciduous sometimes grown as annual used as ornamental cut flower fragrant plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10.

Leaves color green that grow from the bulb in lance shape.

Hyacinthus orientalis flowers

Flower fragrant color can be: purple, pink or white, the flowers grow on stalk the flower has 5 petals and in a cone shape.

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How to grow Hyacinthus orientalis growing and care:

Winter chill, dry summer, Loamy, well-drained soil, in wet summer areas need to take the bulbs out of the ground in the end of the season

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, if you want the same color and shape

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need dry summer

Planting season:
Autumn / Winter

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Spring / Summer

How to prune:
All the dead leaves and the bloom stalk

Size of the plant?
10-20 cm, 4-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing (until establish bulb)

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No (but because the season of the flower short you can put it indoor when it’s bloom)

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
Trumpet shape flower with five petals can be in colors: purple, pink or white

Scientific name:

Hyacinthus orientalis

How to grow Hyacinthus orientalis

Growing Hyacinthus orientalis

Hyacinthus orientalis plant care

Hyacinthus orientalis

Hyacinthus orientalis flowers


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Fragrance
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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