Hyacinth Gipsy Queen
Full heads of intensely fragrant, apricot-orange blooms. As with all hyacinths, give Gipsy Queen full sun and let the foliage die back after bloom if you want it to perennialize. The flower heads will be smaller and looser in subsequent years, but the scent will remain strong.
|Catalog Page (2021)||123|
|Sunlight||Full (6+ hours sun per day)|
|Depth of Planting Hole||5 inches|
|Spacing||5 inches apart|
|Density||3-4 per sq. ft.|
To find the number of bulbs you need, enter the square footage of the planting area in the box below.
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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.
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.
|Southern Limit||8b *|
|Western Limit||10b *|
|* Prechill in Zones 7b and warmer in the South, Southwest and California|
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