For centuries hyacinths were the most important flower bulbs in Holland, long before tulips became popular. Nowadays, hyacinths make up about ten percent of all Dutch flower bulbs. The production area is 1.400 hectare.
Hyacints are grown in the sandy soil in the western part of Holland, close to the North Sea coast. It takes four years to grow one hyacinth bulb from a baby bulb. When you buy a hyacinth as a bulb or as a cut flower, it is already well into its fifth year! In your house or garden you will love the fragrans of this flower.
Hyacinths are native to the eastern Mediterranean, but they can now be found in gardens all over the world.