Hyacinth ’Gypsy Queen’

Hyacinthus orientalis

Features

  • Fragrant
  • Suitable for containers
  • Toxic

Description

This beautiful rich apricot hyacinth is one of our all-time favorites. Flowers on this treasured variety are looser than other varieties, giving it an airy quality that is ideal when flower arranging. Extremely fragrant blooms will last well over a week in the vase.

Please note: When cut, hyacinths ooze a clear sap that can cause skin irritation. Wear gloves when harvesting or wash hands after picking.

Details

Height: 8 to 12 in
Site: full sun

Harvesting/Vase Life

If picked when one-third to one-half of the lower blossoms are open, these stems will last for 7 to 10 days in the vase.

Details

Description

This beautiful rich apricot hyacinth is one of our all-time favorites. Flowers on this treasured variety are looser than other varieties, giving it an airy quality that is ideal when flower arranging. Extremely fragrant blooms will last well over a week in the vase.

Please note: When cut, hyacinths ooze a clear sap that can cause skin irritation. Wear gloves when harvesting or wash hands after picking.

Details

Height: 8 to 12 in
Site: full sun

Harvesting/Vase Life

If picked when one-third to one-half of the lower blossoms are open, these stems will last for 7 to 10 days in the vase.

Sources

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