Hyacinth Ocean Delight
Flowering period: March, April
Group: Hyacinth bulbs
Delivery time: August to November
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Hyacinthus is the Latin form of the Greek word Huakinthos. According to a Greek myth, Huakinthos was a young man loved by the sun god Apollo. Huakinthos was fatally hit in the discus throw. From the blood that flowed from him grew a flower. Apollo named this flower after his friend Huakinthos. Contradictory fact: In Europe, the flower of the hyacinth bulb is a symbol of peace and power, but in the East, on the other hand, the hyacinth is seen as a symbol of simplicity.
Hyacinth bulbs have been cultivated in the Netherlands since the 16th century. Their cultivation is limited by the special coarse-grained, calcareous and humus-like soil that is required for a large size of hyacinth bulbs. This soil is only found in the Netherlands in the dune region in North and South Holland. The hyacinth is especially loved for the wonderful scent it spreads and heralds spring. The hyacinth bulbs will flower for three to four weeks .
There are about twenty-five different hyacinths and they are classified by color. There are blue, purple, red, pink, yellow, orange and white varieties. The flowers of about two centimeters form dense flower clusters of fifteen to twenty centimeters in length.
The hyacinth bulb likes a well-drained, not too heavy, fertile garden soil. After two years you should replace the hyacinth bulbs. It is difficult to keep hyacinth bulbs in your own garden in good condition for re-flowering every year. You get a guarantee of beautiful and effective flowering by planting new hyacinth bulbs every year. In severe winters it is best to put a shelter over the planting bed (leaves, peat, branches). Fertilizing is not necessary.
Hyacinth bulbs Ocean Delight also do well in a pot or container. It is important that the hyacinth bulbs should be planted in well-drained soil.
Protect the hyacinth bulbs, planted in pots and containers, against frost by using bubble wrap, straw, leaves and the like.
The color of the Ocean Delight hyacinth bulb is deep blue/purple.