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Hyacinthus orientalis 'Yellow Queen'
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hyacinth 'Yellow Queen'

quite a tall cultivar with evenly produced spikes of creamy-yellow flowers on green stems, to 30cm. The green foliage is semi-erect

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream Yellow Green
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Asparagaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
Ingestion may cause severe discomfort, handling bulbs without protection can cause skin irritation. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Hyacinthus are bulbous perennial with glossy, broadly strap-shaped leaves and fragrant, bell-shaped flowers with recurved petals, borne in loose or dense racemes in spring

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Plant 10cm deep in autumn in any moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Protect container grown bulbs from excessive winter wet

Propagation

Propagate by removing offsets when dormant in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can be susceptible to damage by slugs and snails

Diseases

Generally disease free

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