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Hyacinths Top Size Hyacinths Peter Stuyvesant
The medium sized Peter Stuyvesant has a head packed with deep royal blue bells. The contrast between these bells and the plants dark stem and bright green foliage make it quite a beautiful sight. 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. The best time of year for the Peter Stuyvesant bulbs to be removed from the plunge or cellar is February.