How To Grow A Hyacinth Bulb In A Hyacinth Vase

Hyacinth Vases

Do you want to grow a beautiful and sweet-smelling flower in your home? Then let’s learn how to plant a hyacinth bulb in a hyacinth vase! A hyacinth bulb is a little like a seed that will grow into a pretty flower with a lovely smell. 

You only need a unique vase, water, and patience. With just a few simple instructions, you can watch your hyacinth bulb grow roots and sprout into a gorgeous flower that you can enjoy all year. 

So let’s get started on this lively and exciting project!

Step 1: Buy a Hyacinth Vase

When you want to grow a hyacinth bulb, you need a special kind of vase called a hyacinth vase. It’s different from a regular vase because it’s made specifically for growing hyacinths. 

A hyacinth vase has a particular shape with a narrow neck supporting the bulb and allowing the roots to grow into the water. Some hyacinth vases are clear, so you can see the roots growing, and some have pretty designs. You can find hyacinth vases at garden centers or online stores. 

When you pick out your hyacinth vase, ensure it’s the right size for your hyacinth bulb and will fit where you want to display it. With your hyacinth vase, you’ll be ready to grow a beautiful flower!

Step 2: Freeze the Bulbs ( If Needed)

Sometimes, hyacinth bulbs must be frozen before growing into beautiful flowers. Freezing the bulbs is a way to trick them into thinking they’ve been through a cold winter, which is what they need to start growing. 

If you need to know whether your bulbs need to be frozen, check the package or ask an adult to help you find out. If your bulbs need to be frozen, put them in a paper bag and place them in the freezer for a few weeks. 

The paper bag will help protect the bulbs from getting too cold. After the bulbs have been in the freezer, you can take them out and plant them in your hyacinth vase. 

Prechilled hyacinth bulbs

Step 3: Add Water to Hyacinth Vase

Once you have your hyacinth bulb and vase ready, it’s time to add water to the vase. You should fill the vase with water to help the buds to start growing roots. 

Step 4: Place the Bulb in the Vase

After you’ve added water to your hyacinth vase, it’s time to place the hyacinth bulb inside. First, take the bulb and remove any loose or damaged outer layers. Then, inspect the bottom of the bulb to make sure it’s healthy and free from mold or rot. 

If the bulb looks good, carefully place it in the vase with the pointed end facing up. The water should reach just below the bottom of the bulb. Gently press the bulb into the vase so it stays in place. 

You can use stones or marbles to help hold the bulb in place if it wobbles. Now that your bulb is in the vase and surrounded by water, it’s ready to grow into a beautiful flower!

Hyacinth Vase

Step 5: Store the Vase in a Cool, Dark Place

After you’ve placed the hyacinth bulb in the vase and filled it with water, it’s time to find an excellent spot to store it. A closet or basement can be a good place. You want to find a cool, dark place to store the vase for about 12 weeks. 

This will help the bulb develop strong roots before it starts to sprout. While the bulb is in this cool, dark place, it will be hard to see what’s happening. 

Step 6: Move the Vase to a Brighter Location

After your hyacinth bulb has grown in a cool, dark place for about 12 weeks, it’s time to place it in a brighter spot. This is when your Hyacinth will start to sprout and grow leaves and a flower stalk. 

Moving the vase to a sunny windowsill or a table near a sunny window where the Hyacinth can get some light would be best. But don’t place it in direct sunlight, as this can be too harsh for the new growth. 

Keep the water level in the vase just below the bottom of the bulb, and watch as your hyacinth grows and blooms into a beautiful flower. With love and care, you’ll have a fragrant and colorful hyacinth in your home in no time!

Step 7: Water the Hyacinth Regularly

Hyacinths are thirsty plants and need water to stay healthy. To keep your hyacinth healthy and help it grow, it’s essential to water it regularly. Examine the water level in the vase every few days and add more water if it gets low. Be careful not to overwater the plant, as this can cause the bulb to rot.

Step 8: Enjoy Your Hyacinth Bloom!

The most exciting part of growing a hyacinth bulb is seeing it bloom into a beautiful flower! After a few weeks of regular watering and sunlight, the flower stalk grows taller and taller. 

Soon, your Hyacinth will bloom into a colorful flower with a sweet fragrance filling your home. You can enjoy your Hyacinth’s beauty for a few weeks before the flower fades. 

But don’t worry – you can plant another hyacinth bulb in the hyacinth vase and start the process again!


Growing a hyacinth bulb in a hyacinth vase is a fun and easy project you can do at home. You can watch a beautiful flower bud from a small bulb with just a few simple steps.

Watching something so small turn into something so beautiful is amazing. Why not try growing a hyacinth bulb in a vase and see for yourself? If you need any help, please contact Glasseam, we will reply within 24 hours.


1. Where do hyacinths come from?

Hyacinthus orientalis is native to the cold regions of central and southern Turkey, northwestern Syria, and Lebanon.

2. Is there a recommended Hyacinthus?

Although there were once nearly 2,000 Hyacinthus in stock, about 50 are now commonly available. Some favorite varieties are ‘Anna Marie’, ‘Blue Festival’, ‘Blue Star’, ‘Carnegie’, ‘City of Haarlem’ (yellow variety), ‘Gipsy Queen’ (coral), ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘Purple Sensation'”, “Woodstock” and “The White Festival”.

3. Can you cultivate water hyacinths from collected flower seeds?

It’s a best practice by any severe gardener, but you can collect tiny seeds of hyacinth flowers and grow your own. But be patient; it can take several years of careful outdoor care before the plants produce large, viable tubers. Remember that they should be given a prolonged cooling period each year.

4. Does water hyacinth produce staggered bulbs?

Water hyacinth produces small, staggered bulbs that you may find at the base of the plant after the leaves die back. These staggered bulbs can be carefully divided and replanted, although it often takes several growing seasons to reach a size that can produce showy flower stalks. This is the method commercial growers use to propagate Hyacinth.

5. What does the Hyacinth symbolize?

The name Hyacinth comes from Greek mythology and the legend of Hyacinth, a man who was accidentally killed by the god Apollo and from whose blood a beautiful flower grew. This flower and its different colors have different meanings, but some predominant meanings are forgiveness, jealousy, suffering, and spirituality.

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