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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This old-fashioned hyacinth has a sparser, more delicate flower than the modern types, but it is much more likely to stick around in the garden. It resists flopping under its own weight and is known to naturalize.

    Latin Name

    Hyancinthus orientalis var. albulus


    Family

    Asparagaceae


    Type of Plant

    Bulb

    Bloom Season

    April - April


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1'
    Max Spread: 0.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Sun

    Tollerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Rabbit

  • Toxicity

    Do not ingest
    Skin irritant

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern Mediterranean


    History

    Jefferson note the hyacinth flowering in his garden diary in April of 1766.


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