Blue Heaven Hyacinth/Anemone Blend
This item is available for purchase beginning in early-mid May. Shipping of this product begins in late September according to hardiness zone.
Hyacinthus orinetalis spp/Anemone. Dark and dreamy 'Blue Jacket' Hyacinth pairs beautifully here with 'White Splendour' Anenome. A carpet of finely textured foliage and lovely daisy-like flowers make the perfect skirt for the dense spikes of true blue Hyacinth flowers. Various bulb sizes. One of the world's best-loved spring-blooming flowers. Hyacinths are renowned for their vibrant colours and for a fragrance that can not be matched. These hyacinths can be forced indoors or planted in groups in mixed beds and borders. Their flower shape compliments tulips and daffodils perfectly. Height 8-12". Bulb size: 15-17cm in circ. This blend contains 15 bulbs, 5 large Hyacinth Bulbs and 10 small Anemone Bulbs.
Bulbs for Fall Planting:
Plant the bulbs as soon as possible once you have received them. If you cannot plant the bulbs as soon as they have been shipped to you, remove the bulbs from plastic bags and put them on trays with damp peat moss or sawdust in a cool, well-ventilated place until you have a chance to plant them. Do not store them at temperatures below 4°C. Generally all bulbs planted in the fall are hardy and do not need any special protection unless specified.
Where to Plant:
The most important rule when planting bulbs is to choose an area that is well-drained. Most bulbs will rot or deteriorate quickly where soil is constantly damp. Most bulbs thrive in full sun, or at least 5-6 sunny hours daily. Within each individual bulb or perennial variety it is stated what type of light conditions are preferred.
Planting Bulbs General Info:
Plant bulbs individually by digging a hole for each bulb with a trowel or bulb planter, or place several bulbs on the bottom surface of a larger hole, then cover with soil. As planting depths and spacing varies depending on the type of bulb, refer to the cultural information found later in this guide. Be sure to loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole and work in a handful of organic fertilizer such as Veseys Bulb Fertilizer. Then press each bulb firmly into the soil, top pointing up and fill in the hole. When in doubt as to which way is up on a bulb, plant it on its side and let 'Mother Nature' decide!
Plant 4"-6" deep and 4"-8" apart, in clumps of at least four bulbs.
Full sun, and average to rich, well-drained soil. In cold zones apply a thick winter mulch after the ground has frozen in fall and remove it in early spring. Hyacinths produce the largest, more formal blooms the first spring, and smaller, looser spikes thereafter.
Note on Hyacinth bulbs:
Be sure to wear gloves while planting this type of bulb as it can cause skin sensitivities when in direct contact.
Easily grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Plants grow well in full sun in northern climates, but appreciate some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Soak tubers in water overnight before planting. Plant tubers 2-3” deep and 3-5” apart in fall. Plant tubers closer together for use as a ground cover. Although called windflowers, these plants will do best if sheltered from the wind. Keep soils consistently moist throughout the growing season. Plants will naturalize by both tuberous rhizomes and by self-seeding (new seedlings bloom the second year). Plants will naturalize over time. May be planted in containers, but should be moved into a permanent spot in the garden in the fall of the year. Plants go dormant after flowering. Foliage may be cut back after it yellows.