Hyacinth Outdoor Bestseller is a lovely salmon apricot coloured hyacinth and one of the most unusual colours for these flowers. Hyacinths bring a splash of colour in so many different shades to the Spring Garden and are so easy to grow.
Hyacinths bring a splash of colour in so many different shades to the Spring garden and are so easy to grow.
Hyacinths grown outside can be left undisturbed for a few years. After feeding and flowering let the flowers and leaves die back, remove the dead foliage and flowers and mulch well.
Hyacinths are ideal for growing in borders and containers, particularly close to the house so as you can enjoy their fragrance as you pass them by. Cultivate soils well before planting and add humus matter to poor soils. Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in the sunny areas of the garden. They will also tolerate partial shade for a one-off display, but flowers in the following years will not be as dense. Fully hardy in the ground, but can be frost tender in containers if you have a cold garden or we experience a very cold winter.
Bulb performance and flower quality usually declines in the years after planting. So, for the best displays, replace each year. You can however leave them in the garden and enjoy the smaller flowers which will still make attractive displays. Keep bulbs well fed during the leaf and flower stage, let the leaves die back, remove the dead foliage and flowers and mulch well.
Growing in containers:
Use any peat-free multi-purpose potting compost or make your own by mixing two-parts John Innes No. 2 compost with one-part grit or perlite to improve drainage. For the best displays grow in odd numbers of 3, 5 or more bulbs. To help with good drainage raise the containers by placing them on ‘pot feet’ or bricks. Protect containers from frost damage in winter by wrapping with bubble plastic or similar
Plant individually in 9cm pots for growing on in a sheltered place, such as a cold frame. In spring, select those about to bloom at the same time and pot up together for indoor enjoyment.
Grow with other fragrant varieties such as Narcissi Bridal crown
Ideal foods are well rotted manures, tomato feed and bone meal.
Flowering Height: 25-30cm (10-12″)
Flowering Period: March-April
Soil type: Moderately fertilised soils that are free draining
Aspect: Prefer full sun but also happy in semi shade.
Scented: Very Fragrant
Planting Depth: 10-12cms
Spacing: 7.5-10cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided.
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