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Organic Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' - Wood hyacinths | 7 pcs.

Organic Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' - Wood hyacinths | 7 pcs.

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Organic Wood Hyacinths

The Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' is also known in the Netherlands as 'Wood hyacinth' or 'Spanish hyacinth' and is the largest flowering cultivar of the Hyacinthoides hispanica. The flowers grow in dense bunches on top of slender flower stems, which bloom in April and May in almost any type of soil. From the heart of the flower bulb grow 5 centimeter wide leaves and one or more flower stems that grow to approximately 30 centimeters in height. At the top of the flower stem, 2 centimeter wide, downward-hanging bells grow on the flower stem that contain a lot of nectar for pollinators such as bees and bumblebees.

Hyacinthoides 'Excelsior' naturalizes well and blooms in both the sun and the shade. Plant them in groups in lawns, borders or pots. This reliable plant returns year after year with beautiful flowers. It is a popular plant for its ornamental value and ability to cover large areas with a colorful display of flowers, similar to the wild bluebells found in the woods in spring.

How, where and when do I plant Wood Hyacinth bulbs?

The flowerbulbs are planted in the ground from September to January. The planting depth is 2 to 3 times the height of the flowerbulb itself and the planting distance is 2 to 3 times the width of the flowerbulb itself. Hyacinthoides 'Excelsior' flowerbulbs are best planted in a location with partial shade to full shade, but will also bloom in the sun. These plants thrive under trees, shrubs or in woodland environments. They can also be planted in borders, along paths or in rock gardens. Make sure the soil is well-drained and avoid areas that are too wet as this can promote bulb rot. In general , Hyacinthoides hispanica thrives in almost any soil type, but performs best in moist, humus-rich soil.

Care of the wood hyacinths

Wood hyacinths generally does not require additional fertilizers. The flowerbulbs contain sufficient nutrients to grow and bloom. However, if the soil is poor, you can give a light application of a balanced fertilizer in the spring.

After flowering, remove spent flowers to prevent seed formation. This will save the plant energy and promote flowering for the next season. Allow the foliage to wilt and brown naturally. The foliage provides energy to the bulbs for the next flowering period. Do not cut the foliage until it has completely died. In the right location, the flowerbulbs naturalized extremely well.

Propagation

Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' can reproduce by seed or by the formation of new flowerbulbs. The plants can become natural after a few years and form colonies. The breeding balls can possibly be removed from the ground at the beginning of summer to separate the balls. Do this with a digging fork and dig well around the plant, so that the flowerbulbs are not damaged. Then plant them back in the ground from September to January.

Origin of the wood hyacinths

The Hyacinthoides hispanica comes from the asparagus family (Asparagaceae) and the origin of Hyacinthoides hispanica lies in the western Mediterranean, especially in Spain and Portugal. The plant grows naturally in wooded areas, meadows and along forest edges.

Particularities

  • The hispanica is very similar to the 'wild hyacinth' (Hyacinthoides 'Non-Scripta') which has a scent, but the hispanica does not have a scent.
  • It can withstand salty winds well, so it is very suitable for places near the sea coast.
  • Voles and rats do not like the bulb and can therefore be combined with other flowerbulbs for protection.

Organic Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior' - Skal NL-NIO-01 certified: 109459

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Characteristics

Flowering time: April - May
Planting time: From September
Planting depth: 10 cm deep
Planting distance: 10 cm apart
Height: 40 cm high
Flower diameter: 10 cm wide
Location: Shade - sun
Soil PH: Clay, loam, sandy soil - Slightly acidic/neutral
Winter hardiness: Very hardy
Propagation: Good (naturalizes)
Origin: Western Europe
Family: Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Colour: Blue
Bee-friendly: Yes
Fragrant: No
Bulb size: 10+

Other Hyacinthoides species:

  • Bio Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Alba'
  • Bio Hyacinthoides hispanica
  • Bio Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Pink'

 

NL-BIO-01

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