Growing guide

How to grow hyacinths

Renowned for their highly fragrant blooms, these spring bulbs are widely grown as houseplants and in bedding displays in borders and containers. They're easy and quick to grow, producing large flowerheads in shades of blue, white and pink, as well as deep red, purple and even yellow.

Quick facts

  • Easy to grow
  • Flowers in spring but use specially prepared bulbs for flowering earlier indoors
  • Plant bulbs in early autumn
  • Prefers sun or partial shade
  • Cut the flower stalk off at the base after flowering
  • Water and feed until the foliage yellows
  • Bulbs increase slowly by producing offsets (small bulbs)

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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