Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Pink Royale'

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Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Hyacinthus (hy-uh-SIN-thus) (Info)
Species: orientalis (or-ee-en-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink Royale
Additional cultivar information:(aka Pink Royal)
Registered or introduced: 1975

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

By scoring the base of the bulb to promote new bulblets

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Altos, California

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 8, 2009, 1violetheart from Lawrenceville, GA wrote:

Love the color on this one! Fully covered with blooms and bright color. Blooms early to mid March in zone 8. Tolerates flash snow fall up to two inches even after flower has bloomed.

Positive

On Mar 18, 2007, chrisw99 from Los Altos, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Pink Royale' is a double mid pink. It blooms late--mid March in my Zone 9 garden. It has been very reliable and has bloomed for the last 4 years.

It was reportedly a double sport of 'Queen of the Pinks' and introduced in 1975.