information: The Hyacinth family is relatively small
compared to other bulbs. Hyacinths can be found in varying shades
of purples, pinks, whites, yellow and coral. They are all very
fragrant. Potted Hyacinths are available at your local Colorado Garden
Center or Floral Shop from January thru March.
When selecting a Hyacinth look for a plant that fills its
container with glossy, dark green foliage that stands firm and
erect. To get the most from your plant select one with tight buds.
If you need an instant showing select one that is in full bloom
and full fragrance.
Once you get your new Hyacinth home place it in bright indirect
light away from heat sources, such as TV's or heat ducts. Heat
will speed up the natural flowering process shortening the life
span of your plant.
Hyacinths are usually potted in a sandy soil which
provides excellent drainage for your plant. Be sure to set your
plant in a saucer or drip tray to catch the water that is sure to
run out. Water your plant every couple of days. Fertilizing is not
necessary. Once your Hyacinth has finished flowering just recycle
it to the compost bin replace it
with a new flowering plant.
Forced bulbs will not re-flower if