Indoor blue hyacinths and wicker basket gift set


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: any well-drained, moderately fertile soil (for container-grown bulbs use two parts John Innes No.2 compost to one part sharp grit)
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: April to May
Hardiness: fully hardy

This gift set includes a lined wicker basket, compost, 6 hyacinth 'Delft Blue' bulbs and growing instructions to create a beautiful display.

These 'prepared' hyacinths have been through a sequence of cold treatments, which triggers the growing process. This means they tend to flower much earlier than 'unprepared' hyacinths, and they are mainly grown as indoor plants, where their strongly scented flowers will fill your room with their sweet perfume. Delft Blue has porcelain blue, star-shaped flowers that crowd the upright flowerspike in spring, filling the surrounding air with their sweet perfume. A wonderful addition to pots and windowboxes, it also looks lovely planted in clumps or drifts throughout the border. Plant it near a pathway or entrance, so the scent can best be appreciated.