Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Gipsy Queen'

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Hyacinthus (hy-uh-SIN-thus) (Info)
Species: orientalis (or-ee-en-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Gipsy Queen
Additional cultivar information:(aka Gypsy Queen)

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

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

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

Flowers are good for cutting

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)

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:

Garberville, California

Farmersburg, Indiana

Macy, Indiana

Skowhegan, Maine

Belleville, Michigan

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Coshocton, Ohio

, Ontario

Grants Pass, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Media, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Gilmer, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 6, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

For me, more pinkish then apricot but still enough of an orange tint that they are distinct from the true pinks.2nd year...my blooms were more orange this year than last year but still had pink.

Neutral

On Mar 2, 2010, Sunny_Crimea from Simferopol
Ukraine wrote:

Hybridized by G.van der Meij, 1927