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Hyacinths Top Size Hyacinths Silverstone
One of a number of new introductions, this beautiful well balanced bloom of ash violet will be an asset to any garden, very large heads. February
Bulb Size: 18/19
Flowering Time: March
Primary Colour: Purple
New to our catalogue in 2016, Silverstone is a well-balanced bloom with large heads of ash violet. 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 Silverstone to be removed from the plunge or cellar is February.