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Hyacinths Top Size Hyacinths Delft Blue
One of the earliest of the blues. The bells are porcelain blue, lighter in the centre, outside soft mauve. A large substantial flower. Mid January.
Height: 25cm / 10"
RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bulb Size: 18/19
Flowering Time: March
Primary Colour: Blue
One of the earliest flowering of the blues, Delft Blue has a large flower with bells of porcelain blue which is lighter in the centre with an outside of soft mauve. Our hyacinths are classified as Dutch (or florist) hyacinths which are famed for being a large flowering strain. This strain originates from the Hyacinthus orientalis, a native of countries such as Turkey and was introduced in England in 1560 by Anthony Jenkinson, within a century breeders in Holland had raised over 2,000 varieties. If you are interested in forcing your hyacinths the minimum suitable size is 18cm so we would recommend that you focus on our Top Size Hyacinths. Delft Blue is in fact one of the easiest varieties to force. The best time for these bulbs to be removed from the plunge or cellar is Mid-January. Our Top Size Delft Blue has also been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.