How to grow Hyacinthus orientalis

Hyacinthus orientalis growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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