Hyacinth Bulbs for Sale from K. van Bourgondien
What would spring be without the sweet fragrance of hyacinths? Hyacinths bloom in mid spring—about the same time as daffodils. Growing 8-12 inches tall, they're ideal for beds and borders or as informal accents among perennials or ground covers. They can even be forced for indoor enjoyment. Choose from colors ranging from white, pink, lavender, blue and yellow. Our garden professionals have even selected mixtures of colors that complement each other beautifully. Keep in mind that you'll get bigger plants and flowers if you start with bigger bulbs. K. van Bourgondien offers large, plump hyacinth bulbs for sale.
Hyacinth Bulbs: Getting the Most out of Your Purchase
Growing hyacinths is fairly easy, and they require little maintenance. To get the most out of your hyacinth bulbs, make sure that you meet their basic requirements: they grow in zones
4-9, in full sun to partial shade and in well-drained soil.
When Should You Plant Hyacinth Bulbs?
Hyacinths and other spring-blooming bulbs
, like tulips
, are planted in the fall. When selecting a site, keep in mind that they often bloom before many deciduous trees leaf out in the spring. They need at least 4-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. The soil must drain well. If it doesn't, the bulbs may rot. Adding aged manure or compost may improve the soil's drainage.
How Should You Plant Hyacinth Bulbs?
Depending on the look you're going for, hyacinth bulbs can be planted in rows or clumps. If planting in clumps, we recommend 3-4 bulbs. They should be planted 4-6 inches deep and 3-6 inches apart.
How Do You Care for Hyacinths?
Hyacinths should receive about 1 inch of water a week during the growing season. Lightly mulching protects the bulbs over winter and can also suppress weeds.
How Do I Grow Hyacinths Bulbs Indoors?
Their fragrance and gorgeous flowers make hyacinths a favorite for forcing for indoor enjoyment. If planting indoors, keep in mind that hyacinths need a period of cold weather, called pre-chilling, in order to bloom as they should. The pre-chilling period should last about 10-12 weeks during which the hyacinth bulbs are kept in the dark with the temperature consistently between 35-50°F. Once the leaves start to emerge, it'll take around 3 weeks for the hyacinths to bloom. When growing hyacinth bulbs in containers, make sure to use pots with drainage holes. A single bulb needs a 4-inch diameter pot. If planting three bulbs together, use a pot with at least a 6-inch diameter.
When Do Hyacinth Bulbs Bloom?
Hyacinth Bulbs have a specific blooming time that varies depending on whether they are planted outside in the garden or forced indoors in pots.
If you choose to plant hyacinths outdoors, they typically bloom in mid-spring. This timing coincides with the natural cycle of the bulbs when planted in the ground and exposed to the seasonal changes in temperature and daylight. The exact timing may vary based on your specific location and climate conditions. Generally, you can expect hyacinths to burst into colorful blooms in the garden during the months of March to April or early May.
On the other hand, if you decide to force hyacinth bulbs indoors, you can enjoy their fragrant blooms earlier than their outdoor counterparts. Typically, hyacinth bulbs need a period of chilling in a cool and dark environment for several weeks before being brought into a warmer and well-lit space.
What to Do With Hyacinth Bulbs After Flowering?
After hyacinth bulbs are done blooming, let the foliage die down naturally. Do not cut the foliage. The leaves provide nourishment for the bulbs to produce future growth and blooming in the coming years. Many gardeners plant hyacinths with later-blooming bulbs, like alliums
, or with perennials
, to hide the fading foliage.