Hyacinth 'China Pink'

A favourite of mine in soft, smoky vintage silk pink – lovely. More
5 bulbs 260936-5 £5.50

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A favourite of mine in soft, smoky vintage silk pink – lovely.

Genus Hyacinthus
Variety China Pink
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Hyacinth
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 17/18

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Soil Type Fertile
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 20-30cm (8-12in)
Spacing Plant 8-10cm (3-4in) deep,15cm (6in) apart.
Care Tips Propogate them by dividing clumps in early autumn. Add potash in spring. If soil is poorly drained add at least 4cm grit. Wear gloves when handling hyacinth bulbs as they may irritate the skin.
Flowering March - April
Vase Life Arrange hyacinths in a narrow, deep, stem-supporting vase, and add bleach to their water, changing it every two or three days, (adding more bleach each time), they should last a fortnight.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Hyacinth 'China Pink' reviews

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Perfectly pale pink - and huge

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Reviewed 29th April 2018 by Heather McSherry

I planted these beauties in two small turquoise ceramic pots with a handful of miniature lemon narcissi into a compost and gravel mix with a few comfrey pellets thrown in. What a delightful combination. I underestimated the size of the hyacinths - huge, fat, tall, robust, perfectly formed, in the most delicate shade of pink. I ended up cutting them after nearly a couple of weeks in full bloom to save them from overcrowding/ staking, and enjoyed a few more days of their scent indoors. Then I planted out the remainder of the containers as a cluster in a border with fingers crossed for Spring 19. Already on my wish list for Autumn 18 - in bigger numbers and larger pots. Best hyacinths I've ever planted, or indeed seen in 'professional' gardens.