Hardiness: 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)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Bloom Color: Light Blue White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Spring
Foliage: Blue-Green Smooth-Textured
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
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
On Feb 22, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
I dug up a patch of these last Spring at an old abandoned homesite and re-planted near some daffs. Wasn't sure if they'd come back but they have! I have had some in bloom now for a few days. I love the delicate look and the fragrance.
On Jan 21, 2007, chrisw99 from Los Altos, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I found this white hyacinth at a local house here in Zone 9. See photo that I posted. Not absolutely sure of id but it usually blooms in Jan--weeks earlier than any of my other hyacinths. Also it has thinner stems and leaves. Overall the appearance is more delicate than the typcial Dutch hyacinths. Sweetly fragrant. Bulbs are small and have white tunics.
On Apr 23, 2005, TomH3787 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
This is the original "Roman Hyacinth". These bulbs have been in my family for over 100 years. Flowers are smaller and more delicate than garden varieties from Holland. The stems are much thinner than the cultivated varieties and the leaves are narrower too. Very fragrant. Comes back year after year and multiplies readily.
On Aug 8, 2001, killerdaisy from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Fungal and bacterial rot may be serious; to prevent spread, to not plant in infected soil for three years
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Colony, Alabama Lawley, Alabama , California Garberville, California Los Altos, California Denver, Colorado Braselton, Georgia Stone Mountain, Georgia Mount Prospect, Illinois Olathe, Kansas Ewing, Kentucky Mandeville, Louisiana Royal Oak, Michigan Laurel Lake, New Jersey Conway, South Carolina Loudon, Tennessee Nevada, Texas