25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

Hyacinth flowers can even be seen in florists and gardens before the spring season begins. But hyacinth flowers not only give us their beautiful colors. But they also sweeten us with their irresistible aroma that announces spring. There is no doubt that hyacinths allow us to say goodbye to winter just by perceiving their wonderful fragrance. So if you want to enjoy beautiful colors and a fresh scent in your home, consider decorating with hyacinth flowers this spring. Of course we will give you some information and tips that are worth taking into account to decorate with hyacinths. They will be practical tips for the proper care of this beautiful plant.

Hyacinth Flowers

One of the most captivating scents of spring comes from hyacinths. Its fragrance and its beautiful colors can be perceived even from a distance. Hyacinths are some of the easiest spring bulbs to grow, plant, or force in pots. These large bulbs and sturdy stems look wonderful grown in water in a bulb vase and without the need for soil. Hyacinths were introduced to Europe during the 16th century. And due to its popularity, it significantly prompted Dutch bulb growers to produce more than 2,000 cultivars in the 18th century. Currently, there are roughly 60 kinds of hyacinth flower to choose from.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

Hyacinths unfurl their colorful flower wands in early spring. Thus perfuming the garden or the interior of your home. It is worth mentioning that the sweet and spicy aroma of these spring bulbs pleases most people, but seems to alienate certain animals. Hyacinths, like daffodils, are rarely frequented by squirrels or other rodents. Hyacinth bulbs are short-lived, but will thrive for years in some areas. When you plant them in well-drained soil and in full sun or partial shade, they can return year after year.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

Texture, color and fragrance

You can help the development of strong, healthy bulbs by planting them where the soil is dry in late summer through early fall. Hyacinth plants consist of plump succulent leaves, arranged around a central flower spike. The flowers pack the column in tight clusters. Likewise, hybrid bulbs are available in almost all colors except black. The double shapes have rose-shaped flowers that add a unique texture. As we already mentioned, hyacinths thrive in any well-drained soil, with full or partial sun. Many varieties of hyacinths that have the most robust flowers will generally easily force themselves into damp soil or pebbles, if planted and chilled until buds appear.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

You Can Grow Your Hyacinths Inside Your Home

While hyacinths are perennial garden plants, they can certainly be kept indoors. Hyacinths have fleshy onions that they shed in early spring. The leaves come out first, which are narrow, oblong and a bit inconspicuous. Then the flower stalks grow tall and can reach 20 to 40 centimeters. Small individual star-shaped flowers develop on the stem, which offer us a beautiful show of color.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

Among the colors that can be seen are white, blue, violet and other beautiful pastel colors. In addition to their beautiful colored flowers, they also give us a strong spring fragrance that makes you feel in season. Many people who are fond of gardening want to add a fresh note to the interior of the home before the beginning of spring and take care of beautiful hyacinths in a pot. Well, if you want to do this then you must be aware of the location of your hyacinths in the pot.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

To choose the right location for the beautiful flowers, you should know that they like cool temperatures. But the hyacinths in the pot do not need a lot of heat, but they do need enough light. So you should make sure to place your hyacinths in full sun, such as on the windowsill. Of course, you must fill your pot with potting soil. It is worth mentioning that, indoor hyacinths can grow well in a wooden box or in a salad container, which is no longer used in the kitchen. Because of their roots, flowers do not need much space to admire their beautiful flowers.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

How you should water and hydrate your hyacinths

Hyacinths in the pot are watered like all other spring flowers. Hyacinths need little water, but regular watering. Don’t let the soil dry out, but you should avoid any waterlogging that could cause the roots to rot. You should know that, from the month of May, these flowers begin with the resting phase, so the watering must be completely adjusted. You also have to cut the stems of the old flowers. You can leave the leaves for a while.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

But if they turn yellow, you need to remove them too. Hyacinths in the pot can hibernate in a dark and cool place. Make sure the room temperature does not drop below 15 degrees Celsius in winter. During their dormant phase, the bulb flowers form new roots and shoot tips. So next spring, they’ll be out quickly and show off their beautiful flowers again.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

Hyacinth Flowers Outdoors

You can plant your hyacinths in the fall, but after the soil has cooled. Usually late September through November, depending on your location. These bulbs are planted 6 to 8 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart in well-drained soil and in full sun or partial shade. Something that you need to use when you decide to plant your hyacinths are gloves. This is because the bulbs can irritate the skin.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

When planting your hyacinths correctly, you need to make sure to plant your hyacinth flowers so that the pointed part of the bulb is closer to the surface of the soil. So the shoots will emerge. After planting, water the bulbs well, then cover them with a two-inch layer of mulch if desired. It is worth mentioning that hyacinths multiply slowly. If you want, you can dig up clumps of hyacinths every three to five years or so, and separate the small bulbs from the mature bulbs. Replant the mature bulbs in the same spot. As for the immature bulbs, locate them in another place, separating them more or less 15 centimeters apart.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

Hyacinth Flowers Indoors

Before Spring Hyacinths, like daffodils and tulips, can be forced to bloom indoors in mid-winter or early spring. Well, you can plant your hyacinth bulbs in a shallow planting container filled with potting soil, preferably a quality potting soil. You want to make sure that the top of the bulb should be level with the top of the container. We recommend that you chill the planted bulb in a refrigerator.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

Or in an unheated garage at a temperature of one to seven degrees Celsius for eight to 12 weeks. After the bulbs have cooled, remove them from the refrigerator or garage and place them in a cool place at about 10 degrees Celsius in low light. After the green shoots are about an inch or so, move them to a warm, bright room. Hyacinths typically bloom three to four weeks after they are removed from cold storage.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

The Most Popular Hyacinth Flowers

There are a number of hyacinth species to choose from, some of the most popular species including Aquilegia chrysantha ‘Yellow Queen’ (AGM). This is a wonderful variety of hyacinths with large flowers in two shades of yellow. The central petals are dark, lemon yellow, and the long bracts and spurs are pale yellow. It can grow up to 30 centimeters tall and 7.5 centimeters wide. The flowers can also have a fairly yellow exterior, with white centers.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

Apart from its appearance, it also has a sweet aroma. Which makes it a very good option, both for the garden and for the interior of your home. Another very popular variety is Miss Saigon Hyacinths (AGM). Miss Saigon hyacinths are compact with spikes of deep wine-colored flowers that grow within bright green leaves, up to 8 inches tall, with flowers 6 inches high and 9 inches wide. The stems are green, reddened dark purple. They are long-flowering and can produce more than one stem per bulb and have a very pleasant fragrance.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

There are also the Jan Bos hyacinths (AGM). The flowers of this particular species are popular for their deep reddish-pink hue, and fresh green foliage. When grown outdoors, the stems can stand upright. The flowers are about 15 centimeters in diameter and 6.5 centimeters wide, sitting on a brownish-red stem. As for colors, hyacinths come in a variety of beautiful shades. Hints of hyacinths include blues, pinks, yellows, and shades of white, and others. When the bulbs are planted, the colors will only become apparent when the flowers begin to open.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

Important things to consider when growing hyacinths

It is important to keep hyacinths away from children and pets. This is because all parts of hyacinths, if ingested, can cause an upset stomach. As we already mentioned, it is necessary that when handling these plants, you wear gloves. Since the bulbs tend to irritate the skin and can cause allergies. It should be mentioned that hyacinths can be attacked by slugs and other pests. Of course this can be problematic for mild periods.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

If you notice that your hyacinth bulbs are showing signs of disease, it is very important that you remove them immediately. Of course this will prevent the disease from spreading to healthy bulbs. If you plant your hyacinths outdoors and depending on where you live, animals like squirrels can be a nuisance as they attack these plants. So you just have to make sure you take care of your hyacinths and you can enjoy a beautiful display in your garden or indoors year after year.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

Combine your hyacinths with other plants

Of course you can plant many hyacinths alongside other spring bulbs. Daffodils and tulips are very good companions for hyacinths. As you already know, most hyacinths bloom in early spring. But for a beautiful show of blooming hyacinths combine them with daffodils and tulips. But we recommend that you select varieties of tulips and daffodils that also bloom in the early spring season. Hyacinths can also be paired with thyme and a host of ground hugging rock garden plants. Without a doubt, using hyacinth flowers to welcome spring is an excellent option.

25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

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25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

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25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

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25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

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25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

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25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

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25 Ideas to Decorate and Scent Your Space in Spring With Hyacinth Flowers

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