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PlantFiles: Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'China Pink'

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

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Pink
Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
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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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive val0822 On Apr 9, 2010, val0822 from Media, PA wrote:

Blooms in April here in zone 6. It's only the 2nd year for me and it looks like it's expanding already. Lovely delicate shade of pink. It's very pale pink though - almost white.

Positive chrisw99 On Aug 2, 2006, chrisw99 from Los Altos, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Bloom time for Hyacinth o. 'China Pink' is early March in my Zone 9 garden. Planted in Fall 2001 it has come back now for 4 years. I do not dig up my hyacinths. I try to keep the bulbs bone dry all summer.

Reportedly a sport of 'Delft Blue' and was introduced in 1973.

Regional...

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

Garberville, California
Los Altos, California
, Ontario
Media, Pennsylvania
Emory, Texas



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