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Wood Hyacinths Mixture

At-A-Glance:

  • Hardy Zones: 4-8
  • Spacing: 3"
  • Height: 10-12"
  • Ships As: package of 50 bulbs
  • Full Sun Full Sun
  • Partial Shade Partial Shade
  • Shade Shade
  • Good for cutting Good for cutting
  • Deer resistant Deer resistant

Wood Hyacinths Mixture

Hyacinthoides hispanica

About:

Wood hyacinths are not true hyacinths, although they are closely related and are also in the Lily family, Liliaceae. There are only a few species and they are known for their strappy leaves, spikes of flowers in shades of blue, pink and white, and for their ability to naturalize. Our mixture is Hyacinthoides hispanica, aka ‘Spanish bluebells,’ and will provide a show of all three colors.

Planting:

Plant bulbs in rich, moist, well-draining soil. Wood hyacinths are not picky about sunlight and may be planted in full sun to mostly shade. They do well in rock gardens and flower beds, but thrive in a lawn, under deciduous trees, where they may spread and ‘naturalize’. Plant the pointed end up, 3-4” deep and 3” apart. Plant bulbs in large groupings for maximum effect. Water well.

Maintenance:

Provide moisture during the spring growing season. As with other spring- and summer-blooming bulbs, let the foliage die back on its own, allowing the plants to create energy for next year’s blooms. If conditions are right, the bulbs will spread and ‘naturalize’ over the area. If bulbs get too crowded, the best time to dig and divide them is in early summer, after the leaves have yellowed, but are still visible.

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