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PlantFiles: Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Lord Balfour'

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Bulbs
Perennials

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)
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Blue-Green
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive chrisw99 On Aug 3, 2006, chrisw99 from Los Altos, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Hyacinth o. 'Lord Balfour' was blooming in a pot in Mar 2006 in my Zone 9 garden. This has not been available for years until Old House Gardens offered it in 2004 on a limited basis and then more openly in 2005.

Introduced in 1883 by J. W. van der Veldt.

Positive nevadagdn On Apr 6, 2005, nevadagdn from Sparks, NV (Zone 7a) wrote:

A subtle rosy-mauve-purple flower. This one is tall, and tends to flop if not staked. I don't mind the flopping myself. Heirloom variety.

Regional...

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

Garberville, California
Los Altos, California
Plain Dealing, Louisiana
Sparks, Nevada
Genoa, West Virginia



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