Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Woodstock'

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

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:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

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

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Logansport, Indiana

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Belleville, Michigan

Englishtown, New Jersey

Concord, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

, Ontario

Salt Lake City, Utah

Buffalo, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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1
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Negative

On Apr 29, 2015, RobertWM from Clawson, MI wrote:

Don't know why my experience with Woodstock is so different from everyone else s but my results are disappointing. Two autumns ago I planted a group of eight of them. Last spring all of them came up and bloomed. Very nice. This spring exactly one(!) came up and bloomed. Where the other seven were, I have an empty space. Other hyacinths return reliably for me year after year. Not happy.

Positive

On Feb 11, 2013, themikesmom wrote:

This is our favorite hyacinth as well. It is the most wonderful magenta color thats bright and vibrant, its unlike the usual pastel lavender and blue varieties that are also pretty, but can hide among the other spring bulbs, not 'Woodstock', it's the perfect eyecatcher hyacinth, not much of a multiplier or grower and a bit succeptable to be eaten by insects when it first buds up, but id rather have this one over any other cultivar.

Positive

On Aug 28, 2009, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is my favorite Hyacinth. The color is truly unique, far from the pastel palate of most. In combinations it looks best with bright or dark colors.

Positive

On Dec 16, 2005, mvespa from Englishtown, NJ (Zone 6b) wrote:

This hyancith has the most intense magenta coloring. The jewel tone of the flower is striking in early spring.