The World's First Black Hyacinth.
The first 3 bulbs of the rare black Hyacinth Midnight Mystic&trade changed hands for nearly $300.000!
We have been developing this rare hyacinth for sixteen years, and are now finally able to offer it exclusively to our customers.
This amazing variety is the envy of every other bulb company in the world.
The bulbs are smooth and shiny, and are so precious that they even arrive in their own special presentation package.
Only the best treatment for this princely bulb, which will no doubt become the prized possession of Thompson & Morgan customers.
Please note that Hyacinth Midnight Mystic&trade is best planted directly in the garden, or if planted in a pot, plunge the pot in the garden and bring the pot indoors once color shows in the buds.
Delivery after harvest - Fall 2007
Supplies are limited, so order today!
Please note these bulbs cannot be shipped to Canada
Plant bulb 6 inches deep measuring from the bottom of the bulb and 4-6 inches apart in well-drained soil that has been amended wtih organic matter in an area that receives full sun or part shade. Water after planting and as necessary up until the ground freezes to encourage good root development. Hyacinth Midnight Mysticâ"¢ is best planted directly in the garden, or if planted in a pot, we suggest plunging the pot in the garden and bringing the pot indoors once color shows in the buds.
Mulch may be placed over newly planted areas once the soil has frozen to a depth of 1 to 2 inches. This keeps soil frozen and prevents alternate freezing and thawing, which may cause the soil to heave and injure newly planted bulbs.
When the bulb foliage has emerged 2 to 3 inches in spring, remove any weeds to prevent competition and replenish mulch if needed to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. This conserves moisture, suppresses weeds and prevents blooms from being splashed with mud. It is important to make sure your bulb has adequate water (about an inch per week), especially during bud and foliage expansion. Avoid wetting foliage when watering.
Fertilize your bulb after flowering with a complete fertilizer such as 5-10-10 or 6-12-12 as directed on the package. As bulbs finish blooming, remove faded blooms to eliminate seed set that reduces bulb growth. Maintain foliage for 6 weeks for good bulb growth and rebloom the following spring. Do not cut or braid the foliage, but allow it to die down naturally. Foliage can be removed when it has yellowed, fallen over and comes loose when slightly tugged.