‘Delft Blue’ Hyacinth


‘Delft Blue’ Hyacinth

Hyacinthus orientalis Rich soft porcelain blue. The classic hyacinth color that goes with everything. In the current-day city of Delft there still exists one factory making the blue porcelainware as they have for over 350 years.

8–12" tall. Early Spring to Mid Spring blooms, Z4-8, 15-16cm bulbs.

6453 ‘Delft Blue’
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Additional Information


For best showing year after year, plant bulbs deep in rich well-drained soil in full sun and fertilize each fall. After the first year, especially without additional fertilizing, the florets may be slightly smaller and probably not as dense.

Note: Because a natural compound in the bulbs can cause hyacinth itch, wear gloves during planting, and wash with cold water and plain soap after handling the bulbs.

The heady fragrance and range of color make them a favorite in the spring. The wafts of perfume from around the yard are remarkable—even passers-by notice the scent. Grow them in the border in close bunches or meandering drifts. In the 19th century, hyacinths were more popular than either tulips or daffodils. An old Persian proverb says that if you have two loaves of bread, you should sell one to buy hyacinths.

Descriptions and Codes

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