A Burst of Color and Fragrance in Your Garden

Meet the Hyacinthus orientalis, also known as the Common Hyacinth or Dutch Hyacinth. This tuberous beauty is a bee magnet and a gardener's delight, bringing a touch of the exotic to any landscape.

Hyacinthus orientalis

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Moderate Human Safety Concerns

This plant may cause irritation or mild reactions.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Hyacinthus orientalis

The Hyacinthus orientalis stands proud at a height of around 8 to 12 inches and spreads out to a width of 3 to 6 inches. Its emerald leaves provide a stunning contrast to the sapphire, amber, tangerine, coral pink, mauve, ruby, and ivory hues of its flowers. These flowers bloom in pre-summer, filling the air with their aromatic scent.

Did you know that the Hyacinthus orientalis is not just a pretty face? It's also a favorite among bees, making it a great addition to your garden if you're looking to attract these buzzing pollinators.

Also known as

Common Hyacint
Common Hyacinth
Dutch Hyacint
Dutch Hyacinth
Garden hyacinth


This plant is not edible and is known to be venomous. Please refrain from ingesting any part of it.

Our design recommendations

With its vibrant colors and cluster planting design, the Hyacinthus orientalis is perfect for adding a pop of color to your garden. Its compact size also makes it an excellent choice for urns or as a room plant in limited spaces. The Hyacinthus orientalis is versatile and can be planted in a variety of locations. It can be a stunning centerpiece in an urn or a vibrant addition to your room plants. Its compact size makes it ideal for gardens with limited space.