Wordless Wednesday—Hyacinthus orientalis

After seeing hyacinths in vases recently I decided to bring this white one indoors to enjoy its scent.

Hyacinthus orientalis (common hyacinth) - indoors

Hyacinthus orientalis (common hyacinth) – indoors

Planted in 2001, the hyacinth opened this week, despite its location. After all these years it sits tucked way under shrubbery and pushed against liriope. Still it peeks out.

Hyacinthus orientalis (common hyacinth) fights for its place in the sun.

Hyacinthus orientalis (common hyacinth) fights for its place in the sun.

17 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday—Hyacinthus orientalis

  1. Christina

    Wow! that is a long time, I hope mine last as long. I find hyacinths a bit strongly scented for indoors but perhaps your gorgeous white one isn’t so intensely perfumed.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hope so too. Only a couple hyacinths survived past the first couple of years. Not sure why this one made it. I can detect a scent only if I hold it close to my nose, so we’re safe with it in the house.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks. Only a couple of hyacinths survived those early years, but I’ve planted a new group for this spring and they’re teasingly slow to open.

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  2. P&B

    As much as I love the fragrance of Hyacinths, I don’t keep them in the house if I don’t have to. I find its scent is much too strong in a close space.

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