Scientific Name: Hyacinthus orientalis (incl. hybrid cvs.)
Common Name: hyacinth
Family Name: Asparagaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Fragrance, Indoor plant, Perennial border, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Raceme, White, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Violet, Purple, Pink, Red, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Green, May-Jun
Key ID Features:
Compact spring flowering bulb plant; leaves basal, linear, about 20cm long x 2cm wide; fl orets with six tepals and short pedicles, highly fragrant, in an erect raceme.