Hyacinthus orientalis 'Woodstock'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: any well-drained, moderately fertile soil (for container-grown bulbs use two parts John Innes No2 compost to one part sharp grit)
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April
- Flower colour: deep magenta
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 16/17
A fabulous hyacinth with deep magenta-purple blooms that are delicately scented. Plant in mixed beds in the garden or in pots on the patio so you can move them around for best effect. A great colour for mixing with deep purples or plum shades to create a 'bruised' border.
- Garden care: Pot up and bring indoors if you want them to flower in January, otherwise plant 15cm deep and 15cm apart in a bright spot. For safety reasons always use gloves when handling these bulbs.
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Q:When should I plant Hyacinthus orientalis Woodstock in a front garden with morning to mid afternoon sun? Also can you suggest a bulb planting scheme to give as much colour as possible throughout the year?Asked on 29/9/2014 by Doc from Camden London
Hyacinth bulbs should be planted in autumn, so now would be the perfect time. As for creating a prolonged display, we do have a couple of collections on our site that may be of interest - please click on the following links to go straight to them
6 months of flowering bulbs
Up to 6 months of daffodils
6 months of bulbs
Alternatively you can create your own using our plant search facility. Just select bulbs and then select each of the flowering months.Answered on 30/9/2014 by helen from crocus
Q:Plants for outside my front door
Hi Crocus I live in a flat and have pots outside my external front door. What plants can I grow in pots, in semi shade that will attract the bees? Thank you for your help. Kind regards GuyAsked on 29/7/2009 by Guy Smith
A:Hello Guy, The following plants would be suitable for your pots. Forget-me-not (Myosotis species) Bellflowers (Campanula species) Cranesbill (Geranium species) Dahlia - single-flowered species and cultivars Hellebores (Helleborus species) Japanese anemone (Anemone ?? hybrida) Fritillaries (Fritillaria species) Grape hyacinth (Muscari species) Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) Box (Buxus sempervirens) Christmas box (Sarcococca species) I hope this helps, Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 30/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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