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Hyacinthus orientalis, Hyacinth

Hyacinthus orientalis

Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, 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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