Dutch Hyacinth, Hyacinthus orientalis. Attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Flowers are fragrant. This plant is suitable for growing indoors. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Flowers are good for cutting

Severe poisoning from hyacinth or tulip poisoning is often seen when dogs dig up freshly planted bulbs or having access to a large bag of them. When the plant parts or bulbs are chewed or ingested, it can result in tissue irritation to the mouth and esophagus.

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Hyacinthus (hy-uh-SIN-thus) (Info)

Species: orientalis (or-ee-en-TAY-liss) (Info)

Cultivar: ?


Category: Bulbs


Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


Spacing: 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)



USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)


Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade


Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested


Bloom Color: Blue-Violet


Bloom Time: Late Winter/Early Spring


Foliage: Herbaceous



Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)


Patent Information: Unknown – Tell us


Propagation Methods: By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)


Seed Collecting: N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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