Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Lord Balfour'

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

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.