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Hyacinth

Hyacinthus orientalis

In 1807, President Jefferson recorded planting one of Monticello's oval flower beds with double Hyacinths in four colors—pink, yellow, white, and blue. Hyacinths were extremely poplular in the eighteenth century, when Dutch growers offered over 2,000 varieties, and were on the plant lists of most gardeners of the period. Double forms were considered the finest and, when first introduced, sold for hundreds of dollars a piece.

Growth Type: 
Bulb
Color(s): 
Purple, Blue
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn Oval Bed
Planting Conditions: 
Full sun
Blooming History: 
2002 Feb 21 to 2002 Apr 222002 Mar 21 to 2003 Apr 232004 Mar 8 to 2004 May 12005 Mar 22 to 2005 May 192006 Mar 17 to 2006 Apr 282007 Mar 12 to 2007 Apr 252008 Mar 17 to 2008 Apr 252009 Mar 9 to 2009 May 22010 Mar 19 to 2010 May 32011 Mar 15 to 2011 Apr 252012 Mar 9 to 2012 Apr 202013 Mar 21 to 2013 May 72014 Mar 20 to 2014 May 1
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