Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Delft Blue’
Hyacinthus ‘Delft Blue’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Delft Blue’ _ ‘Delft Blue’ is a bulbous perennial with upright, strap-shaped, dark green leaves and a sturdy stem bearing a densely-packed spike of fragrant, bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers in spring.
Flowers are fragrant.
May cause skin irritation and if ingested may cause severe discomfort.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Blue in Spring
Dark-green in Spring
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Deadhead by pinching spent flower stem at ground level. Only remove leaves after they have completely died down.
WHERE TO GROW
Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Delft Blue’ (Hyacinthus ‘Delft Blue’) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.
City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Containers
Plant bulbs 10cm deep in autumn in fertile, moist, free draining soil in sun or partial shade, in a sheltered position. If growing in containers, ensure they do not become waterlogged.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
North, South, East, West