Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Hyacinthus

Specie: H. orientalis


English Name:


Common Name

Dutch Hyacinth

Botanical Family

Name in Latin: Asparagaceae

Name in English: Asparagus

The Plant

Origin: Mediterranean

Growth Habit: perennial , bulbous

Flower: compact spike-like racemes with bell shaped waxy flowers. Fragrant. Tubular, six lobed perianth.

Blooming Period: early spring

Leaf: strap shaped, soft succulent texture, produced in a basal whorl.


Spring arrangements . Arrange with other bulb flowers. Works well in "vegetative and botanical designs.

Care and Handling

Lasting Quality: 3-7 days

Amount of water: moderate


Special handling: Ethylene sensitive

Special feature/remarks:

Toxic if eaten, some may be allergic to sap.