- Flower bulb history
- Flower bulb production
- Bulb flower production
- Landscaping information
- Essay items
- Spring blooming bulbs
- Summer blooming bulbs
- Autumn blooming bulbs
As one of the bulbous plants cultivated almost exclusively in the
Netherlands, the hyacinth is another bulb with a long tradition in the flower
bulb sector and has always been a favourite for forcing in pots during the
winter months. During the last 30 years, more and more hyacinths have also been
used as cut flowers.
Planting them in gardens and parks has been done for centuries. Of all the bulbous plants, the hyacinth is most cherished for its fragrance. Its colours are predominantly pastel: pink, light blue, soft red, white, light yellow and light orange, but brighter colours such as purple and violet are available as well.
The land under cultivation with hyacinths has gradually increased to the present 1.250 hectares. For flower bulb production, hyacinth bulbs are planted in the autumn (October) and lifted in the summer (June/July).