Hyacinths are one of our favorite spring-time flowers. These flowering bulbs come in vibrant colors and have an intoxicating fragrance. Often planted with Daffodils and Tulips, these bulbs are also easy to plant indoors. We’ve chosen hyacinth’s for bouquets because they’re beautiful, but we also love their history too. Here’s a little information about how Hyacinths gained popularity as a spring flower:
- Greek History: The word hyacinth is inspired by a man from Greek mythology, named Hyakinthos. This man was loved by Apollo, and also loved by the god of the West Wind. One day an act of jealousy by the god of the West Wind caused a fatal injury to Hyakinthos and from Hyakinthos’ blood grew the Hyacinth flower.
- Regional History: Hyacinth is native to the Mediterranean and South Africa. In the 16th century it was brought to Europe. In the 17th and 18th centuries, this flower was mostly cultivated by the rich. Perfumes cultivated from the flower were very expensive. Now, the bulbs are grown in Holland and Great Britain.
If you’re looking to purchase a bouquet, check out hyacinths. We’ve paired blue and pink hyacinths for a monthly special bouquet, but one of our New York City florists can help you create a unique arrangement. We also carry a variety of other spring flowers such as callas, tulips, gerberas, and orchids. Give Ariston Florist a call at (888) 435-8909 to create your arrangement today!