Some call it hyacinth and others hyacinth! No matter how you say it, the intense intoxicating scent of its flowers remains unique! The hyacinth, therefore, is one of the most beautiful bulbous flowers for autumn planting that can be found in flower beds, in large gardens, as well as in pots on balconies, where it usually blooms 2-2.5 months after planting the bulb. Hyacinth is propagated mainly by bulbs, as it enters flowering more quickly than planting from seed. So we plant the bulb at a depth of about 8-12 cm, in the soil making sure that the nose (eye) of the bulb is upwards.
We place the hyacinth bulbs at distances between 15-20 cm for planting, so that we have better growth and flowering. Hyacinth grows best in sunny locations, sheltered from strong winds.
In order to preserve the bulbs of the hyacinth next year as well, we follow the following procedure: In the spring, when its flowering ends and when its foliage begins to dry, we stop watering. Gradually remove the hyacinth bulbs from the soil to clean them. Then we place them in a shady place to dry well and store them in a dry place, without moisture, in small or larger paper boxes, which have small holes for better ventilation.
Hyacinth has significant water requirements and will need frequent watering to give us its rich flowering. Of course, until the bulb sprouts and the root system develops, we should water less to prevent it from rotting. Regarding fertilization, we add liquid fertilizer for flowering plants as soon as the plant begins to flower and repeat the fertilization after two weeks. To protect the hyacinth from the whitefly and the thrips insect, we spray every week preventively with a solution of green soap that we make by dissolving 20 grams of grated green soap and 5 ml of alcohol in 1 liter of water.