Hyacinthus orientalis 'Dark Dimension'

'prepared' hyacinth bulbs for forcing

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Buy Hyacinthus orientalis 'Dark Dimension' 'prepared' hyacinth bulbs for forcing: Near-black scented flowers

  • 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 or bulb fibre)
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: January to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 16/17

    The scented flowers of this new hyacinth are such a dark purple, that in certain lights, they almost look black. It makes a wonderful contrast when teamed with chartreuse or silver, or it could be teamed with softer purples, rich plums and pinks.

  • Garden care:Using gloves plant bulbs close together (but not touching), into shallow bowls containing bulb fibre, so their tops are just above the surface of the compost. After potting up, they will need a cool, dark period, which will encourage root growth, so pop them into a black bin liner and leave in the shed or garage. Check them occasionally to make sure the compost does not get too dry, and water them when necessary. When the growing shoot is about 5cm tall, take it out of the bag and bring the pot inside to a cool room away from direct sunlight until the leaves turn green. Afterwards they can be moved closer to the window, but if possible keep them away from central heating radiators. After they have finished flowering they can be planted outside in the garden, where they will flower again (in March or April) the following year.

    These bulbs can also be grown in specialist bulb vases. Simply fill the vase with water up to its neck and then sit the bulb on top, making sure the base of the bulb is just above the water. Then treat it in the same way as the potted bulbs.

  • Harmful if eaten/skin irritant
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