Hyacinth Odysseus (Orange) – Bulbs (set of 5)
The intoxicating scent and vibrant colours of hyacinths make them a favourite spring-flowering bulb.
About This Plant
Favoured for their intense colours and heady fragrance, hyacinths are a staple of the spring garden along with daffodils and tulips. The plants’ stately appearance makes them prized in formal bulb plantings. Flower colours include rich magenta and deep indigo as well as paler pinks, baby blues, yellows and white. The bulbs are also easy to force into bloom indoors.
Select a site with full sun to light shade and well-drained soil.
Plant hyacinth bulbs in fall, 6 to 8 weeks before a hard frost is expected and when soils are below 60 degrees F. This is usually during September and October in the North, and October and November in the South. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, and then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole 6 to 8 inches deep. Set the bulb in the whole, pointy end up, then cover with soil and press firmly. Space bulbs 4 to 6 inches apart. Water thoroughly after planting.