Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'City of Haarlem'

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

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:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Los Altos, California

Clifton, Colorado

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Bucyrus, Ohio

Coshocton, Ohio

Painesville, Ohio

, Ontario

Malvern, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 16, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Planted Fall 2012, Bloomed both Spring 2013 and now blooming Spring 2014. They seem to do fine here with no pre-refrigeration and are slowly increasing. Some have offspring. Some of my other Hyacinth have been in the ground for 3 years now and are all preparing to bloom as well. I am not sure what will happen if we ever have an extra mild winte rhere but I feel like their beauty is worth the risk.

Neutral

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

Hybridized by J.H.Kersten, 1893