Hyacinth Bulbs

Heavily fragrant flowers, you can often smell these wonderful bulbs before you see them. Popular for pots and framing borders, the scent will fill the air as you sit in the garden appreciating the spring display your garden has to offer. Carnegie White Hyacinth Bulbs are a popular choice for cottage garden themes, whilst the Woodstock Hyacinth Bulbs will add a bold boost of colour. These are bedding hyacinths and are suitable for outdoor planting.

 

Like everything we supply here at Boston Seeds, we pride ourselves on supplying professional quality - and for flower bulbs, that means BIG! Our bigger bulbs produce bigger, better and bolder flowers. Choose from our exciting range of varieties - Mixed Hyacinth Bulbs (Bedding), old favourites, garden classics as well as striking new lines for 2022.

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Aqua Hyacinth Bulbs

True to name, the Aqua blue flowers of this hyacinth variety are absolutely stunning, whether planted in bulk or individually you will not be disappointed. Their sweet fragrance will be sure to attract the bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects into your garden. 

  • Height (cm): 20cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 16/17cm
  • Blooms: March/ April

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Blue Jacket Hyacinth Bulbs
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Blue Jacket Hyacinth Bulbs

Cobalt blue flowers, the Blue Jacket is a popular hyacinth and ideal as cut flowers with its heavy fragrance. Planted amongst other hyacinths their colour will pop and the scent will be heavenly!

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 16/17cm
  • Blooms: March/April

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Carnegie White Hyacinth Bulbs
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Carnegie White Hyacinth Bulbs

Outdoor planting Hyacinths create the heavenly scent and therefore are a popular choice for planting along the edges of borders and beds. This white flowering variety looks perfect in a cottage garden.

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 16/17cm
  • Blooms: March/April

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City of Haarlem Hyacinth Bulbs
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City of Haarlem Hyacinth Bulbs

Primrose yellow blooms, these hyacinths have always been a popular pick for the avid gardener. Plant amongst early flowering tulips to provide a colourful vibrant display that the bees are sure to love!

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 16/17cm
  • Blooms: March/April

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Dark Dimension Hyacinth Bulbs
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Dark Dimension Hyacinth Bulbs

Dark blue/ black distinctive petals open up to reveal their sweet fragrance. Sure to attract the bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects into your garden. 

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 16/17cm
  • Blooms: April

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Fondant Hyacinth Bulbs

Strongly scented with soft pink flowers, these gorgeous flowers are a popular choice when wanting colour and mid-height blooms to fill out borders mid-spring.

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 16/17cm
  • Blooms: March/ April

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Hyacinth Surprise Bulb Collection
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Hyacinth Surprise Bulb Collection

Contains a minimum of 4 varieties of hyacinths ranging in height, scent and colours to ensure maximum impact for your spring borders. These wonderful flowers provide a great source of food for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

  • Height (cm): 20 - 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 16/17cm
  • Blooms: March/April

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Purple Sensation Hyacinth Bulbs
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Purple Sensation Hyacinth Bulbs

Such stunning deep purple flowers are sure to add a deep pop of colour to your spring beds. Plant next to Daffodils and Muscari to create a real wow factor in the spring.

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 16/17cm
  • Blooms: April/ May

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Woodstock Hyacinth Bulbs
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Woodstock Hyacinth Bulbs

Beetroot blooms, this bold hyacinth appearing in early spring will add that boost of colour you have been waiting for. Great for the bees and plant in swathes for a stunning display of richly scented blooms.

  • Height (cm): 25cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 16/17cm
  • Blooms: March/April

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Bulb Planter

Making bulb planting easier, quicker and cleaner, our bulb planter is the ideal tool for helping you plant your spring-flowering bulbs.

  • Made of high quality steel
  • Automatic release on handle
  • Duroplast coating - impact, elastic, abrasion, and corrosion - resistant
  • Depth Scale

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Bulb Planting Essentials Pack

Our bulb planting essentials pack has been put together for the ease of ensuring quick planting and a great display. The bulb planter will help you plant the bulbs with ease whilst the fibre will ensure the bulbs do not rot when planted into pots or containers. Using the bulb fertiliser will ensure your bulbs have all the nutrients they need whilst establishing.

  • 1 x Bulb Fibre
  • 1 x Bulb Planter
  • 1 x Bulb Fertiliser

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Bulb Fertiliser
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Bulb Fertiliser

Now reduced by over 50%!

Our flowering bulb fertiliser has been specifically designed to help your spring-flowering bulbs flower to their full potential. Whether you are establishing in pots or containers, sprinkle a small amount into each hole prior to planting your bulbs. Also suitable for use in early spring to encourage your bulbs to flower well in the following season.

  • Tailored to give your bulbs all the nutrients they need
  • Can be mixed with compost or Bulb Fibre
  • NPK - 12.11.18 + MgO
  • Recommended coverage: 5kg per 200sqm. Apply at 25g/sqm
  • Not suitable for use with Wildflower Bulbs

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Hyacinths: How to grow them (and why!)

Hyacinths are a popular choice for bulbs, and there’s plenty of reasons why! Some are drawn to its charming spikes of flowers, growing in a beautiful bell shape and a variety of soft colours. Then there’s its distinctive and sweet scent, which makes them an ideal indoor-blooming flower- in fact, some hyacinth bulbs are prepared specifically for this purpose, and can even brighten up a house in the winter months! All in all, it’s a highly versatile flower for every occasion.

 

Fun Facts

I’ve been obsessed with flower symbolism lately - especially with how they’re used in fiction. In this case, you may expect to see purple hyacinths in particularly mopey scenes: they’re typically seen as a symbol of sorrow or regret. This likely comes from Greek mythology, where many potential stories of the flower’s origin have involve a man named Hyacinth being killed by accident by the gods in an attempt to win his friendship. On a happier note, many other colours of hyacinth have meanings that are much more hopeful: Ostensibly, the flower relates to feelings of sincerity; white hyacinths represent a prayer and a red hyacinth symbolises playfulness and flirtation.

 

How to Grow

In this case, how you grow hyacinths is largely dependant on where it is you want to grow them. Outside, bulbs should be planted in early Autumn; 10cm (4 inches) deep and 7.5cm (3 inches) apart. Hyacinths thrive in full sunlight and with well-drained soil, so they should be fine as long as you don’t overwater them- if you have them in a container, it’s recommended you use bricks or similar items to give them breathing space and ensure they don’t become too waterlogged. Indoor displays, on the other hand, require special ‘prepared’ bulbs. These bulbs typically require planting in September, and they’ll hopefully bloom in time for Christmas!

Before you buy, just be aware that handling hyacinths can sometimes lead to skin irritation- try to handle them with gloves where you can.

 

Species & Styles

There are many different colours of hyacinth available. Many bloom in a standard pastel palette, but two species that break the mould in this regard are the ‘Gypsy Queen’, which has peculiar and pleasing peach-coloured blooms, and the rich, near-black ‘Midnight Mystic’. Another one that’s particularly nice is the ‘Woodstock’- unlike other hyacinth’s shades of cool bluish-lilac, Woodstock bears rich plum purple petals.

As strongly-scented flowers, hyacinths are perfect flowers for pollinators, but also excellent for planting at the forefront of your garden where their delightful aroma can be best appreciated!