Hyacinthus orientalis 'Delft Blue' - 'Prepared' for growing indoors

'prepared' hyacinth bulbs for forcing

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Buy Hyacinthus orientalis 'Delft Blue' - 'Prepared' for growing indoors 'prepared' hyacinth bulbs for forcing: A 'prepared' bulb for indoor use

  • 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 and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 16/17

    Porcelain-blue, star-shaped flowers crowd the upright flowerspike in spring, filling the surrounding air with their sweet perfume. A wonderful addition to pots and window-boxes, it also looks lovely planted in clumps or drifts throughout the border. Plant it near a pathway or entrance, so the scent can best be appreciated.

  • 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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Eventual height & spread

Stunning hyacinths

5

Your indoor forced hyacinths were superb, with a strong perfume & vibrant rich colour. The flowers lasted for about six weeks (admittedly in a cold hallway).

Adam and Eve

Scotland

All flowered pretty colour

5

All flowered, most had 2 heads, nice pale blue

greyhead

London

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