Hyacinthus orientalis, Hyacinth

Hyacinthus orientalis

Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
USDA Zone: 4-8?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Hyacinthus grows from bulbs, each producing around four to six linear leaves and one to three spikes or racemes of flowers. Cultivars of Hyacinthus orientalis have much denser flower spikes of fragrant flowers in shades of red, blue, white, orange, pink, violet or yellow.

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