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Organic Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Pink' - Wood hyacinth| 10 pcs.

Organic Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Pink' - Wood hyacinth| 10 pcs.

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Organic pink bluebells

The pink Hyacinthoides hispanica , are also called 'wood hyacinth' or 'Spanish hyacinth'. The flowers grow in bunches at the top of slender flower stems, creating a graceful and playful effect. The pink bluebell blooms in April and May and thrives in different soil types. Its 5 centimeter wide leaves grow from the heart of the flowerbulb, together with one or more flower stems that reach a height of about 30 centimeters.

What makes this flower really special are the approximately 10 to 20 beautiful bell-shaped flowers at the top of the flower stem. At 2 centimeters wide, they hang down and contain an abundance of nectar, making them irresistible to pollinators such as bees and bumblebees. The pink bluebell not only provides a visual feast, but also contributes to promoting the local ecosystem.

Plant the pink wood hyacinth in groups or as an accent in the garden for a beautiful floral display.

How, where and when do I plant Spanish 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 bulbs are best planted in a location with partial shade to full shade, but they can 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 cause bulb rot. In general, Hyacinthoides thrive in moist, humus-rich soil.

Care of the Spanish hyacinth

Hyacinthoides hispanica generally does not need 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 Spanish hyacinth goes wild and faithfully returns every year.

Propagation

Hyacinthoides hispanica can propagate by seed or by forming 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 Spanish hyacinth

The Hyacinthoides 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. This means they can be combined well with other flowerbulbs for protection.

Organic Hyacinthoides 'Pink' - 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: 30 cm high
Flower diameter: 10 cm wide
Location: Sun - shade
Soil PH: Clay, loam, sandy soil - Slightly acidic/neutral
Winter hardiness: Very hardy
Propagation: Good (naturalizes)
Origin: Western Europe
Family: Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Colour: Pink
Bee-friendly: Yes
Fragrant: No
Bulb size: 6/7

Other Hyacinthoides species:

  • Bio Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Alba'
  • Bio Hyacinthoides hispanica
  • Bio Hyacinthoides hispanica 'Excelsior'

 

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