Hyacinths are some of the most versatile spring-blooming flowers. Their fabulous, colorful blooms bring a sweet fragrance to the garden, pairing well with almost any other spring-bloomer. Hyacinths grow well in pots and can be chilled and forced to bloom indoors in the colder months.
Pairing with Other Spring-Bloomers
Hyacinths make a bold, colorful statement when planted with Daffodils and Tulips. All three bloom in mid spring and create a spectacular show for both the eyes and the nose. Plant extras for gorgeous spring bouquets!
It's easy to enjoy the sweet fragrance of Hyacinths inside throughout the winter months -- Simply "force" the bulbs into early bloom.
Pot Hyacinth Bulbs in any container or arrange them in a paper bag. Place them in a cool, dark place (not freezing) for about three months. This "forces" them into dormancy and once the 12 weeks have passed, place them in a sunny spot indoors (remember to pot them if you haven't already). Water and enjoy the early breath of life and color in your home!
Besides being fragrant and easy to grow indoors, Hyacinths are a perennial spring-bloomer, meaning they illuminate the garden year after year. They are also unappealing to pesky critters such as deer and rabbits, staying safe in the ground and not likely to be dug up.
If you're looking for a treat for the senses this spring season, plant Hyacinth bulbs in the fall. Try saving a couple of the bulbs and "forcing" them for winter blooms. We do it every year at American Meadows and it's a LOT of fun, especially for children!
The Spring Dawn Hyacinth Bulb Collection brings together heirloom favorites and modern classics for weeks of soft pastel colors in the mid-spring garden. A tapestry of pink, yellow, apricot, and white blooms emerge at the same time, filling the garden with their heavenly perfume. Bees adore the long-lasting flowers, which make beautiful bouquets. Easy to grow in containers or garden beds, Hyacinths are deer and rabbit resistant. Collection of 24 bulbs. (Hyacinthus orientalis)
'Blue Festival' Hyacinth delights the senses with a flush of fragrant periwinkle-blue blooms. 'Blue Festival' produces multiple flower stems per bulb in mid-spring, with loosely packed florets adored by bees. This award-winner naturalizes readily, multiplying and spreading over time. It even tolerates planting under black walnut trees and adapts beautifully to rain gardens. (Hyacinthus orientalis)
Hyacinth Purple Mix is an array of beautiful lavender, purple, magenta and soft lilac blossoms. This mix has a wonderful fragrance and is best planted in a cluster. Hyacinths are deer resistant and make excellent cutting flowers. (Hyacinthus orientalis)