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PlantFiles: Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Sky Jacket'

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Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Hyacinthus (hy-uh-SIN-thus) (Info)
Species: orientalis (or-ee-en-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Sky Jacket

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Bulbs

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
Dark Blue
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive val0822 On Apr 2, 2010, val0822 from Media, PA wrote:

Beautiful blue hyacinth. The darker one in the picture is 'Crystal Palace'.

Positive ladychroe On Jun 29, 2007, ladychroe from Bridgewater, NJ wrote:

A very pretty hyacinth of a lavendar-blue color. The bases of the individual flowers are a pure aqua-blue upon very close inspection. Looks great with hyacinth Miss Saigon which blooms at about the same time.

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In it's second year, the blooms are looser and not the tight bottle-brush shape. This is because the commercial bulb growers remove the flowers for several years before sale to build up the bulb's energy for a very dense and lush flower spike. I think the natural shape is just as beautiful and colorful, though.

Regional...

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

Garberville, California
Los Altos, California
Olathe, Kansas
Bridgewater, New Jersey
, Ontario
Media, Pennsylvania
Kirkland, Washington



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