Hyacinths Hollyhock – 3 Bulbs
Distinct, Unique and Award Winning
With it’s deep pink, almost red, fully double flowers and rich, heady scent it’s no wonder why Hollyhock Hyacinth has been awarded the prestigious Garden of Merit award twice by the Royal Horticultural Society of England. Spikes of fully double flowers open in mid spring and last for weeks. Plant near a pathway or a door where you will be able to enjoy the fabulous scent. Rabbit and deer resistant.
Plant bulbs in soil that has been amended with organic matter like Cotton Burr Compost. Plant bulbs 4-6″ deep and 4-6″ apart, about 3-4 a square foot. Plant in full sun to light shade. Part shade will keep the flowers looking better longer. Keep soil moist to encourage root formation.
Fertilizer: To get your bulbs off to a healthy start we recommend at planting applying an application of Espmoa Organic Bio Tone Starter Plus.
Fertilize again in early spring, before flowering. After flowering remove spent flower stalks to stop any seed production. Until plants go dormant, you’ll want to keep the bulbs moist to encourage bulb growth for next year’s flowers.
Forcing Hyacinth: Hyacinth can easily be forced for timed displays. They bloom about 6 weeks after being planted.
- Chill bulbs in cool area (40-48 F) or your refrigerator for ideally 8-12 weeks, but at least 5 weeks, keeping them away from any produce.
- Bulbs can be grow in gravel, soil or bulb vases with just water. If using a bud vase, fill the bottom with water, then place the bulb on top where its base barely touches the water.
- Place in a north-facing window, or out of direct sun and turn the plants occasionally to keep them upright.
- After flowering, these bulbs are usually spent, and should be composted.