Hyacinthus orientalis „Amethys”


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Morphology / Appearance

Hyacinthus orientalis „Amethys”

Character recognition:

Plant: bulbous plants, herbaceous perennial plant; up to 30 cm height;
Root: rhizomatous;
Stem: aerial;
Leaves: are strap-shaped, 15–35 cm long, linear or linear lanceolate, top rounded, entire margin, grooved, succulent texture, and produced in a basal whorl;
Flowers: dense raceme, oblong, small bracts; 2-40 flowers, 2-2.5 cm long, fragrance, with pedicel. Perianth tube is thin and swollen at the base, strongly recurved lobes;
Fruits: capsule, 1-1.5 cm long, conical-spherical.

Confusion: [...]

Hyacinthus orientalis „Amethys”
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Ecology / Plant spreading

Hyacinthus orientalis „Amethys”

Bloom time: Mar , Apr
Flower color: magenta, pink-purple
Plant type: perennial
Light: Sun, Part Shade
Propagation Material: by dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs

Hyancinthus o. native to southwestern Asia, southern and central Turkey, northwestern Syria, Lebanon and northern Israel. It was introduced to Europe in the 16th century. It is widely cultivated everywhere in the temperate world for its strongly fragrant flowers which appear exceptionally early in the season, and frequently forced to flower at Christmas time.

Hyacinths grow well in sunny places, on fertile soil, well drained.


Hyacinthus orientalis „Amethys”

Cultivation / Plant breeding

Hyacinthus orientalis „Amethys”

Requirements - rich soil, sandy, well-drained, rich in potassium and phosphorus. Soil pH should be neutral. On clay soils do not give good results. Hhyacinths prefer sunny exhibitions, but bloom well in part-shade. On clayey-sandy soils, hyacinths are planted at 10-12 cm depth. On rock soils, planting at 15 cm depth.

By bulbs. For plants in pots, planting in august until the end of October, they go in the house when are ready to give leaf in warm and light position. Garden plants are planted in October.


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