Although hyacinths used to be considered members of the lily family, they are not related to lilies and are categorized in a separate genus: Hyacinthus. Hyacinths are cheery spring flowers that grow from bulbs. The highly fragrant flowers top 12-inch spikes and bloom in white, shades of orange, yellow, pink, red and purple. There are single and double bloom varieties available. Hyacinth, planted in the fall, is an easy plant to care for.
Water the hyacinth during dry periods to maintain moist but not saturated soil.
Cut the flower stalks off after they have finished blooming in the spring.
Allow the foliage to die back on the plant and then cut it off at ground level. Cover the bulbs with a 4-inch layer of mulch during the winter and remove it in the spring.
Add 2 inches of compost to the planting bed annually. This will provide the nutrients the bulb requires.