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Hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis) are one of the most versatile spring flowering bulbs. They can be grown in the ground, in pots or in glass jars. In Spring, they produce flower spikes that contain an abundance of small flowers that cluster together, providing a great feature for borders or mass plantings.


How to grow hyacinth in a garden

  1. Choose a well drained spot in the garden that attracts full sun.
  2. Enrich the soil with some compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  3. Place bulbs directly where the plant is to grow at a depth of 15 cm and space 15 cm apart. Cover with soil.
  4. Keep the soil nice and moist, ensuring not to overwater.
  5. When flower buds appear, feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food
  6. After the flowers and foliage die, lift the bulbs from the soil and store them in a cool, dry place ready for the next season. 

     
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How to grow hyacinth in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and place it in a position that gets full sun.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Place bulbs directly into the pot with the neck of the bulb at soil level and 7 cm apart.
  4. Cover with soil.
  5. Keep the soil nice and moist, ensuring not to overwater.
  6. When flower buds appear, feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food
  7. After the flowers and foliage die, lift the bulbs from the soil and store them in a cool, dry place ready for the next season.

Growing tips

  • In the warmer climates and in areas that do not get winter frosts, it is best to keep the bulbs in the fridge for one to two months prior to planting. 
  • Make sure you store the bulbs in a paper bag after removing and keep in a cool, dry place.
  • Grow Hyacinths in clumps and as bedding plants to further enhance their appeal.
  • For those with limited space or in warmer climates, Hyacinths can be grown indoors in specially designed hourglass shaped glass vases. 
  • Growing Hyacinths in vases is a great way to introduce kids to the magic of bulbs.
  • Hyacinths that are exposed to high temperatures of too much light early in their growing period have the tendency to bloom on short or weak stems.  This is most commonly seen in potted plants. To assist with strength, cover the pots until the plants are at least 2-3 cm tall and then gradually expose them to more light and warmth.
  • Take care with the bulbs around young children and pets as they can be poisonous if consumed.

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