Hyacinth Gipsy Queen is as beautiful as it is fragrant. The blossoms are an apricot-salmon color and do not fade with time. The low growing plants are perfect for the front of a flower bed or to extend color in the spring garden mixed with bright colored tulips such as Princess Irene or Princess Margaret. Nothing is more fragrant in early spring than hyacinths; they are easy to plant, require very little maintenance, come in wide range of colors and are excellent as cut flowers.
One cardinal rule for planting flower bulbs, is to plant them in soil that is well-drained. Check the proposed planting site for standing water after a rainfall. If you must plant where the soil is known to remain wet, raise the soil level by 6-12" above the surrounding soil.
When to Plant Flower Bulbs
Fall is the time when nearly all spring blooming bulbs are dormant and the pleasant weather allows for shipping and planting. Plant flower bulbs in September or October to allow the most root growth.
Watering Flower Bulbs
After planting flower bulbs, water thoroughly to settle the soil around them and to encourage the Start of root growth. If ample rain is lacking, it may be necessary to water new plantings once a week in the fall. Flower bulbs also require water after blooming, during the stage when foliage is ripening; water weekly if rain is sparse.