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🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold-out for this season
πŸ“¦ Quantity per Package: 5 Bulbs

β˜€οΈ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 10-12"
🌸 Blooming Period: Mid Spring
🌱 Bulb Size: 16/17
↔ Planting Distance: 4-6"
↕ Planting Depth: 6"
πŸ“ Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-9
🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
πŸ’ Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 5-10

About Chicago

Transform your garden into a vibrant oasis with the Hyacinth Chicago. This blue, fragrant Hyacinth is perfect for any type of garden.

  • Gorgeous blossoms in shades of purple, pink, and white
  • Fragrant flowers that will fill your garden with a delightful aroma
  • Hardy and resilient, perfect for Chicago's climate
  • Easy to grow and maintain, ideal for both beginners and experienced gardeners
  • Suitable for beds, borders, and containers

How to plant and take care of Chicago

  • Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil
  • Plant the bulbs in the fall, about 6-8 inches deep and 4-6 inches apart
  • Water the bulbs thoroughly after planting
  • Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged during the growing season
  • Apply a balanced fertilizer in early spring to promote healthy growth
  • Remove faded flowers to encourage more blooms
  • After flowering, allow the foliage to die back naturally
  • Mulch the area to protect the bulbs during winter
  • Enjoy the stunning beauty and captivating fragrance of your Hyacinth Chicago year after year!

Frequently Asked Questions

Hyacinth Chicago is a frost-hardy variety that can withstand cold temperatures. It is generally not necessary to provide additional protection for these plants during frosty conditions. However, if you live in an area with extremely harsh winters, you may choose to provide some light mulching around the base of the plants for added insulation. This will help protect the bulbs from severe freezing. Overall, Hyacinth Chicago is a resilient plant that can thrive in colder climates without significant protection.

When it comes to fertilizing Hyacinth Chicago, a balanced slow-release fertilizer with an NPK ratio of 10-10-10 or 5-10-10 is recommended. This type of fertilizer provides a good balance of essential nutrients needed for healthy growth and flower production. It's best to apply the fertilizer in early spring, just as the plants start to emerge from the ground. Follow the package instructions for proper application rates, and be sure to water the plants after fertilizing to help the nutrients penetrate the soil and reach the roots effectively.

Several factors can contribute to Hyacinth Chicago not blooming. One common reason is insufficient sunlight. These plants require full sun to bloom abundantly, so make sure they are receiving at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Another factor could be poor soil conditions, such as soil that is too compacted or lacking in nutrients. Ensure that the soil is well-draining and fertile by adding organic matter like compost. Overcrowding can also hinder blooming, so make sure to provide enough space between the bulbs. Finally, avoid removing the foliage after blooming, as this is necessary for energy storage and future flower production.

Pinching Hyacinth Chicago refers to the practice of removing the central flower bud to encourage the growth of side shoots and more flowers. However, unlike some other plants, pinching is not necessary or recommended for Hyacinth Chicago. These plants naturally produce a single flower spike from each bulb, and pinching can disrupt their natural growth pattern. Allow the flower spike to develop and bloom naturally. Instead of pinching, focus on providing the plant with proper care, including adequate sunlight, well-draining soil, and appropriate fertilization, to promote healthy growth and abundant flowering.

Deadheading, or removing faded flowers, can indeed encourage more flowers in Hyacinth Chicago. By removing spent blooms, you redirect the plant's energy from seed production toward new flower development. Deadheading also improves the overall appearance of the plant and prevents it from diverting energy into the production of seeds. To deadhead Hyacinth Chicago, simply snip off the faded flower stalks at the base using clean and sharp garden shears. Be careful not to damage the surrounding foliage or emerging flower buds. Regular deadheading throughout the blooming period can help prolong the flowering season and promote continuous bloom.

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