Spring outing with the hyacinth
Small, curly flowers in happy spring colors that also smell super delicious: we are talking about the hyacinth. Get to know this pedigree optimist quickly.
COLORS AND SHAPES
When you smell a hyacinth, you know it is spring. With their scent and fresh colors you can drive the winter out of your house. The hyacinth awaits you in the flower shop in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or several colors per flower.
The hyacinth is bursting with symbolism. It is the flower of the sun god Apollo and symbolizes peace, devotion and beauty, but also power and pride. In Christian churches you often see the hyacinth in the sense of happiness and love.
The hyacinth came to Europe from Turkey, Syria and Lebanon around 1560. It took a few more centuries for everyone to enjoy it. Around the 17th and 18th century, hyacinths were so exclusive that only a few wealthy enthusiasts had them in the greenhouse. Fortunately, that is different today!