When To Plant Hyacinth Bulbs
Bring Fragrance And Color To The Spring Garden With Heavenly Hyacinths
The sweet, heady fragrance of hyacinths wafting across the garden is a sign that
spring has truly arrived. And even better, you can also grow them indoors to
brighten the cold, dull winter days. Read to discover when to plant hyacinth bulbs
for the best results.
When To Plant Hyacinth Bulbs In The Garden
Hyacinths are planted in fall, about 6 weeks before the first frosts or when the
temperature of the soil has fallen to around 60°F. Choose a sunny spot in a location
where you can enjoy their perfume and add some compost to the soil to improve
drainage. Plant the hyacinth bulbs 5” deep and at least 3” apart and water well.
When To Plant Hyacinth Bulbs In Pots
Hyacinths also make a lovely display planted in pots and containers. Choose a pot
with drainage holes and plant the bulbs 4” deep as you would in the garden, but
you can pack them in more closely as long as they aren’t touching. Try layering
hyacinths with other spring bulbs such as narcissi and tulips to create a spectacular
floral lasagne. If you're wondering when to plant hyacinth bulbs indoors, they can
be planted any time in fall but if you want them to bloom for the holidays, plant
them in early September.
When To Plant Hyacinth Bulbs In Water
We're often asked when to plant hyacinth in water. Plant them in early fall to enjoy
fragrant blooms for the holidays. Place the bulb in the neck of a bulb vase and add
water so that the level just reaches the roots. Set the vase in a cool dark place for
several weeks until the roots are well-developed and the green shoot has grown to
around 3” -4” tall. Then move the vase to a sunny windowsill and the hyacinth
should bloom within a few weeks.
Now that you’ve learned when to plant hyacinth bulbs, head over to our gorgeous
flower bulb collection, where you’ll discover fabulous single varieties plus our
unique bulb combinations.