If your indoor containers lack drainage holes, layer the bottom with bulb fiber. 95. To force the bulbs in soil, pot them in containers with a well-drained soil mix. HOW TO PLANT THE BULBS. Get involved. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Plant your hyacinth bulbs in full sun to partial shade. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® : - UK Stockist : - 6 Prepared Indoor Hyacinth Bulbs Mixed Colours Highly Fragrant Size 18/19 Large Bulbs. Hyacinths - How to grow beautiful flowers indoors and outdoors from hyacinth bulbs. How to Grow Hyacinths Indoors. Hyacinths are flowering bulbs that come in a variety of colors such as pink, white, yellow and blue. Read our useful guide for how and when to plant your hyacinth bulbs below. They are also commonly grown indoors in containers, producing delightful winter and early spring displays on windowsills, table tops and anywhere else their colourful, fragrant flowers can be enjoyed. After working in a specialist plantsman's nursery, and later, as a consulting arboriculturalist, I joined Thompson & Morgan in 2008. Forcing bulbs for indoor blooms is an enchanting project for winter. Growing hyacinth plants indoors is surprisingly easy. This short video shows you how to plant indoor hyacinth bulbs in an easy step by step guide. Do remember to work a little slow-release bulb fertiliser into the compost surface early each spring. "Forcing" Indoor Growth Fill a medium-sized planting container with bulb planting soil. Humphreys Garden Hyacinth Mixed x 10 Bulbs Size 15/16. Narcissus, Hyacinths, Crocus and Tulips, basically require the same growing requirements for successful flowering indoors. If growing indoors, the bulbs need a chilling period to bloom. How to Grow Hyacinths Indoors. Potting Hyacinth Bulbs for Chilling. September - growing hyacinths for Christmas A bowl of hyacinths will give you beautiful flowers and fill the air with scent. For a one-off burst of colour, use a multi-purpose compost and plant your bulbs 5 cm (2”) apart. When shoots appear, wait until they are about 5cm (2in) high and arrange the three pots in an 18cm (7in) bowl. Promotion Available. I can remember helping my Dad to prick out seedlings, even before I could see over the top of the potting bench. Make sure there’s a drainage hole on the bottom of the pot, and use a high quality growing mix to encourage strong root development. Put pots in a cool, dark place, such as a garage or shed for about ten weeks to allow the roots to grow. When planting hyacinths for indoor use make sure that the tip of the bulb is above the level of the compost. As with all spring bulbs, hyacinths sprout, bloom, and start to fade into dormancy before deciduous trees fully leaf out, so you don't have to worry about too much shade from nearby trees. 50. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Helen, the Crocus.co.uk Plant Doctor, shows how easy and quick it is to grow hyacinths in a vase. Select a location with well-draining, fertile soil. Hyacinth is a popular fall planted bulb for cheerful, fragrant spring blooms. When this is 2.5-5cm (1-2in) long, bring them into a light, but not bright, cool room – around 10C (50F) – for a few weeks until the flower buds can be seen. When to plant. For those with limited space or in warmer climates, Hyacinths can be grown indoors in specially designed hourglass shaped glass vases.