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Hyacinths: Hyacinthus orientalis 'China Pink'

Botanical name: Hyacinthus orientalis 'China Pink'

Common name: Dutch hyacinth

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Mercer island, Wa

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 3a thru 6b

poisonous, butterfly attracting, bee attracting

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Dutch Hyacinth 'China Pink' is the softest baby pink and a very fine flower. With their fine form, soft, rich colors and heady fragrance, these familiar spring hyacinths are a not-to-be-missed joy of spring. 'China Pink' and other Hyacinths force well indoors over the winter with adequate cold treatment. H. orientalis are perennial bulbs with strap-shaped, basal leaves, 6-14 inches long. Extremely fragrant, funnel-shaped, six-petaled blooms are held in large, dense racemes, up to 8 inches long. Outdoor grown bulbs perform best in cold winter regions. Mass plantings provide a stunning spring display, especially when grown under flowering trees or in borders. If you plant them deeply in any well-drained garden soil enriched with bulb food, these large bulbs will perform exceptionally well for many years to come. Deadhead after plants have bloomed. Hyacinths produce offset bulbs that can be removed when the bulbs are dormant and replanted to increase the planting. Hyacinths do best in cool climates. South of zone 7 they should be thought of as annuals. --edited by dtd siegelgirl


Native to Western Asia: Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey. (Not actually Dutch, as the common name suggests.)

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