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
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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:

 

Genus Hyacinthus
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Hyacinth
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 18/19

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Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Height 15-20cm (6-8in)
Spacing 10-15cm (4-6in)
Care Tips When you receive them in October plant, water and store in a cool, dark place (about 10°C) until the end of November. Then bring them into full light and you can force them into flower in 3 weeks for Christmas. Plant them in the garden after flowering inside. 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
Forcing bulbs indoors

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

Delivery

Indoor Bulb Delivery - When in stock, indoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy month of October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.  

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Hyacinth for Forcing Collection reviews

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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.