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Due to Brexit, we are not able to deliver to the UK. We are working on a solution on how we can continue to bring a wide range of Lubera plants to the UK and directly to our customers' homes in the future. However, such a solution will not be available before 2022 or 2023.

Hyazinths

Hyacinth (Hyacinthus) Woodstock Lubera

Buying hyacinths is trendy, as the enthusiasm for this wonderful, fragrant, spring-flowering plant is unbroken and new hyacinth varieties are constantly coming onto the market to meet the strong demand for the bulbs. Fortunately, they are as easy to plant and care for as they are beautiful.

   
 
Hyazinth 'Aiolos'

Hyacinthus 'Aiolos'

£3.00 *

Hyazinth 'Blue Tango'

Hyacinthus 'Blue Tango'

£2.70 *

Hyazinth 'Pink Pearl'

Hyacinthus 'Pink Pearl'

£2.70 *

Hyazinth 'Woodstock'

Hyacinthus 'Woodstock'

£3.10 *

Hyazinth 'Yellow Queen'

Hyacinthus 'Yellow Queen'

£3.10 *

   
 

More information about hyacinthsHyacinth Pink Pearl (Hyacinthus Pink Pearl) Lubera

 

Hyacinths (Hyacinthus) were already introduced to Europe from the Orient in the 16th century and their popularity is still unbroken because their unique scent and the many new varieties in different colours with countless, star-shaped bells on large umbels still make them THE spring bulb plant that makes indoor and outdoor gardeners happy. The bulbs are already available in nurseries in late winter, but they are only suitable as short-lived indoor plants in the cold season. If you want to admire the flowering splendour in the garden (where they last much longer than in a warm room, by the way), plant the bulbs from the Lubera Garden Shop in autumn. Here you can order garden hyacinths in the most beautiful colours, for splendid purple, pink, white or yellow group plantings or for colourful mixtures in beds and containers.

 

 

Varieties in the Lubera Shop

  • Hyacinth 'Ayolos', white
  • Hyacinth 'Blue Tango', purple blue
  • Hyacinth 'Pink Pearl', pink pink
  • Hyacinth 'Woodstock', purple
  • Hyacinth 'Yellow Queen', yellow 

These plants can be combined well with all other spring-flowering bulbs, but also with perennials such as Christmas roses, bergenias and lungwort. Spring flowers for the garden, such as colourful primroses, Bellis and violets, can be planted between the towering hyacinth flowers.

 

Advantages

  • The bewitching smell!
  • Brightly coloured, large, upright flower heads with romantic, star-shaped individual flowers 
  • Ideally suited for growing in pots, as the flowers are closer to the nose
  • Can be combined well with all other spring bloomers 

 

Planting

 

When growing in gardens, hyacinth bulbs should be planted in autumn at a depth of approx. 10 cm. The distance between the individual bulbs is also 10 cm, at most 15 cm. We recommend a special bulb planter for large-area plantings, with which one virtually pierces a hole in the soil and then digs it out; this device also has an engraved centimetre scale, so that hyacinths, tulips, daffodils and allium can also be planted exactly at the ideal depth for them. 

 

Location, soil and care

 

Hyacinths in the garden like to be planted in the sun. Light partial shade is also tolerated, while in the shade there is often only little flowering. The soil should be very permeable so that the bulbs do not rot during long periods of rain. Especially in the winter and in midsummer, when there are no leaves, permanently wet soil can lead to large losses. Therefore, a warm, dry location should be chosen from the outset. Furthermore, the garden soil should be well supplied with compost before planting. As an alternative, a high-quality potting soil can be used, which when mixed with the garden soil increases the drainage capacity and allows rainwater to seep away more quickly. Our ‘Fruitful Soil No. 2’ is ideal for planting flower bulbs. For very heavy, compacted soils, sand, fine gravel, expanded clay or perlite should also be worked in. 

 

As these plants develop large and splendid flower heads, they can be helped to blossom with a little slow-release fertiliser before flowering, especially in the second and third year. Granulated fertiliser should be easily worked into the uppermost layer of soil. During the growth and flowering phase, they need moist soil, so that watering is also necessary for dry phases.

 

During heavy rainfall, hyacinth heads can fall over or bend, so it is worthwhile to stick a small wooden stick into the ground next to large specimens and tie up the flower. 

 

Hyacinths can remain in the soil when planted in well-drained, summer-dry sites. For a few years, they will continue to sprout and flower in the spring. In the winter, a cover of leaves and brushwood can be helpful. Nevertheless, it is natural for them to flower loosely after a few years, i.e. more weakly and with fewer individual flowers. They virtually develop back to their original form. This can be counteracted for a while by removing the bulbs from the ground as soon as the foliage has been drawn in and keeping them dry and cool over the summer and then replanting them in autumn. This method is also recommended for compacted soils or in regions with a lot of summer rain. 

 

In a pot

 

If you buy hyacinths and want to cultivate them in a pot, the container should be placed in a place protected from rain and in the winter it should be placed on a house wall with a roof overhang so that it cannot freeze through completely and there is no waterlogging. In pots, they absolutely need a good, well-drained potting soil (like the Lubera ‘Fruitful Soil No. 1’), which remains airy and loose, is rich in nutrients and provides good drainage. 

 

Growth and appearance

 

Hyacinths grow from long-lived bulbs that renew themselves from within in a three-year cycle. The bulbs are round and quite large, up to 6 cm in diameter. In the spring, basic, belt-shaped leaves grow from this bulb, which can grow to about 30 cm in length. The stem protruding from the centre forms a loose raceme with up to 40 small, star-shaped flowers that have a strong fragrance. After the umbel flowers have withered, the foliage remains for a few weeks and then slowly turns yellow. It should not be removed until it has completely withered, as the bulb uses the flowerless period to gather new strength for the coming year. 

 

Are they poisonous?

 

This is important: hyacinths are slightly poisonous and can cause rashes on the skin of sensitive people and, if consumed accidentally, can also cause stomach aches and nausea. 

 

Origin and name of the hyacinth

 

The large-flowered hyacinth varieties so popular today are descendants of the much more inconspicuous Hyacinthus orientalis, which came to Europe from the Orient as an ornamental plant as early as the 16th century. In its native country, it grew on rocky mountain slopes and in stony valleys. Since the 18th century, crossbreeding has been carried out in Europe in order to increase the size of the flowers, to offer them in as many colours as possible and to increase their fragrance. Today, the hyacinth is available in over 100 varieties and many colours ranging from white, yellow, red, pink, pink, purple, violet, blue to almost black. The name comes from Greek mythology, from the beautiful Spartan prince Hyacinthos, who, according to legend, was accidentally killed by the god Apollo through a discus. Out of grief over this, the god transformed the drops of blood of Hyacinthos into flowers. 

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