Hyacinth for Forcing Collection

Prepared Hyacinths are treated differently to the garden bulbs. They are harvested earlier and then get a preparation of six to eight weeks at different temperatures. More
15 bulbs 260887-15 £20.95 Delivery late September
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Prepared Hyacinths are treated differently to the garden bulbs. They are harvested earlier and then get a preparation of six to eight weeks at different temperatures.

This collection contains 5 bulbs each of:

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Common Name Hyacinth
Border Position Indoor (Frost Free)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Indoors
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 10-15cm (4-6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant with the bulb two thirds in, one third out of the soil. Or place in an bulb forcer with the roots in water.
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 December - January
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
Advice
How to make napkin rings from hyacinth flowers and cranberries

This simple decoration is perfect at Christmas time, and is lovely, fun homemade craft idea.

Forcing bulbs indoors

Learn how to force bulbs indoors for lovely winter and early spring displays.

Delivery

Indoor Bulb Delivery - Due to increased levels of demand, please allow up to 3 weeks for despatch.  

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Hyacinth for Forcing Collection reviews

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Reviewed 15th January 2021 by Joanna

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Reviewed 27th January 2020 by Suzanne

very poor. waste of money. 0nly 3 bloomed properly but even then they were very short. at least 3 never bloomed at all, others opened at 2" high still within the leaves then immediately rotted. Extremely disappointing. I have often had successful hyacinth displays so know how to look after them. I will never use Sarah Raven again. It is overpriced, smartly marketed but offers poor quality products.

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Reviewed 27th January 2020 by Suzanne

very poor. waste of money. 0nly 3 bloomed properly but even then they were very short. at least 3 never bloomed at all, others opened at 2" high still within the leaves then immediately rotted. Extremely disappointing. I have often had successful hyacinth displays so know how to look after them. I will never use Sarah Raven again. It is overpriced, smartly marketed but offers poor quality products.

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Reviewed 15th January 2020 by Sue

2 of the bulbs were rotten. However, SR were quick to offer a refund for these. They haven’t flowered yet, so unable to make further comment at this stage.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Kate

The web-site was clear and informative about planting the bulbs and what to expect, the bulbs arrived in good time and good condition. When they flowered, they were huge, lots of florets on strong stems, so am very satisfied.

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Mrs Fenwick

Good colour that;s it

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Reviewed 19th June 2019 by Peter

Too many of these failed - shall not purchase from here again. Others bought from a local nursery ALL flowered,

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Reviewed 16th January 2019 by Margaret

Excellent service and quality product

Delayed delivery

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Reviewed 26th October 2016 by Lesley Buckwell

Healthy looking bulbs, but I did not receive them until 24 October, not early October the stated delivery time in the catalogue, a shame as now they are unlikely to be in flower by Christmas.