Hyacinths are known for their strong fragrance. These bulb flowers are available in Winter and Spring and have multiple small flowers on a stem. The most common colours are blue, pink, white, lemon and mauve. Hyacinths are a popular choice when it comes to choosing a gift because of their gorgeous perfume. 

Hyacinths are also available as potted plants, which make a great lasting gift. These fragrant beauties can be kept indoors while flowering and can be re planted in the garden or a pot the following season. Hyacinth will bring a freshness to your home in the middle of Winter with their sweet perfume, be sure to keep them away from heaters and air conditioners as this will shorten the life span.

Growing Hyacinths

Hyacinths are a bulb flower that can be easily grown in pots of garden beds. 

Plant the bulbs in May approx 20cm deep in the soil. Hyacinths grow in similar conditions to Tulips. Hyacinths need well-drained soil and should not be kept to wet, as the bulbs will rot. When your hyacinth begins to bloom, you may need to use small stakes to support the flowers, as they become top heavy. Your hyacinth will bloom between late Winter and Spring.