Atlantic Hyacinth

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Waxy bunches of stars, the Atlantic Hyacinths (Hycanthus 'Atlantic) create magic wands of incredibly dark purple, tightly packed florets! If the saturated color doesn't stun you, then the incredible fragrance will! With the same ease of care, and low-maintenance towers of butterfly-friendly blooms that the family is known for!

Hyacinth bulbs may not be the earliest emerging spring ephemeral flowers, but they are the most dramatic! Heavenly fragranced and featuring large towers of blossoms, each bulb sends up at least one heavily festooned stem per year! Atlantic Hyacinths bridge the gap between Crocus and Tulips, when these giant wands of flowers rise up from the center of strappy rosettes of upright green each year!

Atlantic Hyacinth Bulbs are flowering perennial bulbs that are among the easiest to care for! Novice gardeners and busy landscapers both enjoy the plant-and-forget nature of these spring delights anywhere throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9!

Planting and Application:

You'll be glad you placed a few in your cutting garden for huge blossoms for your spring bouquets! Even better, Hyacinths are gift plants! You can force these vibrant purple blooms as winter décor in a dish or urn. For sunny container gardening, pot up among other spring bulbs in mixed planters for an otherworldly focal point! Their space-saving size looks magical when interspersed throughout your shrub beds, and your home's front landscaping!

They look incredible as a formal border and edging plant as well as a focal point of dramatic color among perennial gardens and country borders! Small and space-saving enough for pots and planters anywhere sunny as well as that narrow strip along the driveway or sidewalk, leading you along garden paths with enticing perfume! Mix among larger plants without the worry that these bulbs will overtake or become crowded.

  • Double Silky Red Blooms
  • Easy-to-Grow Perennial Corms
  • Excellent Cut Flowers & Pollinator-Friendly
  • Perennial/Annual & Seasonal Accent
  • Rows, Specimens, Groupings, Drifts, Porch & Patio!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hyacinthus bulbs need to be planted in the fall before a hard frost in your growing zone. Place the bulbs with pointy ends up in 4-inch holes and 6 inches apart. In colder regions, plant 6 inches deep to keep them safe over winter. Add bulb fertilizer to each hole for best results. They need well-drained soil with full sun to partial sun. Hyacinthus bulbs need to be planted in the fall before a hard frost in your growing zone. In colder regions, plant 6 inches deep to keep them safe over winter. Fall-planted bulbs need well-drained soil with moderate moisture needs.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Enriched, Well-Drained Soil
  • Mulched Beds
  • Deadhead After Bloom is Spent

Gorgeous fragrance and lovely purple color, the Atlantic Hyacinth perfumes indoors and outdoors with its long-lasting blooms! Order quality bulbs at Nature Hills and we'll ship at the proper planting time for your growing zone!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Atlantic Hyacinth Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Muscari 'Atlantic
Mature Height 8 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Spacing 4 - 8 inches