Plant Care Garden Hyacinth

Garden Hyacinth

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About Garden Hyacinth

Hyacinthus orientalis is a hardy, perennial, bulbous herb with basal, narrowly strap-shaped leaves and fragrant spring flowers that rise on an erect stalk. It grows easily in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. It can be grown in USDA zone 4 with mulch, but does well in higher zones without mulch.

Taxonomy

Hyacinthus orientalis
Hyacinthus
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

Also known as

Common Hyacinth and Dutch Hyacinth

How to care for Garden Hyacinth

💦 Water

How often to water your Garden Hyacinth

Water needs for Garden Hyacinth
0.5 cups
every 9

Garden Hyacinth needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Garden Hyacinth

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Garden Hyacinth in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Garden Hyacinth: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Garden Hyacinth love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Garden Hyacinth does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Garden Hyacinth in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Garden Hyacinth

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Garden Hyacinth: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Garden Hyacinth after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Garden Hyacinth can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Garden Hyacinth →

Common Garden Hyacinth Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Garden Hyacinth prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Garden Hyacinth Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Garden Hyacinth requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Garden Hyacinth Light Requirements →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Garden Hyacinth is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Garden Hyacinth Toxicity to Cats →

Garden Hyacinth Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Garden Hyacinth doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Garden Hyacinth Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Garden Hyacinth does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Garden Hyacinth →

When and How to Successfully Repot Garden Hyacinth →


💩 Fertilizer

Garden Hyacinth should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Garden Hyacinth is native to the eastern Mediterranean.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Garden Hyacinth bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Garden Hyacinth is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Garden Hyacinth →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Garden Hyacinth can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Garden Hyacinth Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Garden Hyacinth can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Garden Hyacinth →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Garden Hyacinth, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Garden Hyacinth

Garden Hyacinth

Garden Hyacinth


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Garden Hyacinth has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Garden Hyacinth has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
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globe Clifton Forge, VA
09/07/2021

Blooms only in the early summer months

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globe Columbus, OH
03/22/2021

A very good fragrant scent lightly fills the house for about 2-3 weeks. And the white flowers that bud are amazing. Then it’s done blooming.

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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