Blue Jacket is one of the popular newer hybrids, and no wonder. In the flower world, purple is common but blue is very rare. In fact, true blue is the rarest color in flowers. So here you have it--all the heavenly fragrance of the hyacinth and true blue, too!
Planting Hyacinths: Daffodils may be the symbol of spring. Tulips add dramatic color. But its the hyacinths that bring the perfume. One of the most powerfully fragranced blooms in the flower kingdom is the justly famous Dutch hyacinth--the result of hundreds of years of hybridizing a lovely little wildflower from Turkey--now an upright torch of incredible color and unmatched perfume.
Plant your hyacinth bulbs close together for a dramatic display, either in groups of one color or as a rainbow of several shades. Many gardeners think they look best in close groups of 3, 5 or more. Hyacinths must have good drainage, so be sure to plant them where they'll never be in standing water. With some shade, the flowers will last longer than in full sun. And next spring, don't forget to stop and smell the hyacinths!
Hyacinth Blue Jacket
Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Jacket
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Narrow, strap-shaped green leaves that are folded lengthwise.
6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Plant 6" deep
Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Good For Forcing
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Average, Well Draining
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 6
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|