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Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Minos'

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Hyacinthus (hy-uh-SIN-thus) (Info)
Species: orientalis (or-ee-en-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Minos
Registered or introduced: 1980

Category:

Bulbs

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Rubbery-Textured

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

By scoring the base of the bulb to promote new bulblets

From bulbils

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Los Altos, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 4, 2009, chrisw99 from Los Altos, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

My first year growing Minos was spring 2009. Bloomed in mid March in my zone 9, but since this was a first year the bloom time may shift slightly next year. The photos I have posted show how different the color can appear depending on the amount of sun.
Minos is one of the series of hyacinths with names from mythology that have been hybridized and introduced by the IVT.