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Hyacinth Etouffee™

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Hyacinth Etouffee™

A melange of four hyacinths in pastel shades. They are easy on the eye, and their sweet perfume is the toast of spring. In much of the country, hyacinths provide the first real fragrance of the year. No garden should be without them. Introduced 2007

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Quantity Price per bulb
25 to 75 $ 0.88
100 to 475 $ 0.69
500 to 975 $ 0.66
1000 or more $ 0.65

$ 22.00

Order in quantities of: 25

Item # 4052
Bulb Size 16–17cm
Blend % 4 varieties
Catalog Page (2019) 118
Flower Color Mixed Pastel Colors
Bloom Time Early
Height 8-10 inches
Sunlight Full (6+ hours sun per day)
Soil Well-drained
Depth of Planting Hole 5 inches
Spacing 5 inches apart
Density 3-4 per sq. ft.

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Planting Instructions

Hyacinths need at least a half-day of sun to flower well and store up enough energy for the following spring’s display. They grow in any well-drained soil. The flower heads are at their largest and fullest the first spring after planting; in subsequent years the flowers tend to be more loose and informal.

Note: Hyacinth bulbs can irritate your skin. Wear gloves when handling and plan on showering soon after planting.

when-to-plant

Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall. They need cool soil to make roots before the onset of winter. Cool fall weather arrives at different times from north to south and from high elevations to low.

Please note that the temperature of the soil lags behind the air temperature. You can generally plant later than the windows provided in this map. As long as the ground is not frozen, you can still plant.

The amaryllis are the last bulbs to arrive in the Colorblends warehouse. They are typically available for delivery toward the end of October. They can be planted upon receipt. They can also be stored in a cool, dry location for several weeks. Please note: Amaryllis bulbs may start growing before they are potted. If you decide to delay planting, open the bag(s) and set the bulbs on their roots so that the flower stems can grow straight up. And don't forget to mark your calendar or set a reminder to pot the bulbs.
Paperwhites can be potted upon receipt. They can also be stored in a cool, dry location for many weeks. Many people pot their bulbs in batches, one after the next, to keep the fragrance coming. It's not unusual for paperwhites to begin to sprout while in storage. The shoots emerge an inch or two and then stop, as though the bulbs realize they are getting ahead of themselves. The shoots often curl around the bulbs, pointing opposite gravity. After the bulbs are potted, the shoots straighten up.
Cold Limit 4a
Southern Limit 8b *
Western Limit 10b *
* Prechill in Zones 7b and warmer in the South, Southwest, and California

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