Plant Care Garden Hyacinth

Garden Hyacinth

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Garden Hyacinth has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Garden Hyacinth has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

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.


Hyacinthus orientalis

Also known as

Common Hyacinth and Dutch Hyacinth

How to care for Garden Hyacinth


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

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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 🏡.


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.

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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Garden Hyacinth

Garden Hyacinth

Garden Hyacinth

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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
Maried20 avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 709 XP
globe Clifton Forge, VA

Blooms only in the early summer months

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leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 5,669 XP
globe Columbus, OH

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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