The hyacinth is probably one of Albania’s best-known wildflowers. No one can fail to marvel at the beautiful sight of spring woodland carpeted in blue. In folklore, hyacinths are also known as ‘fairy flowers’. Legend says that by wearing a wreath made of these flowers, the wearer would be compelled to speak only the truth. The most popular meaning for bluebells is humility or sometimes gratitude. It is also associated with everlasting love and constancy.

Growing hyacinths in water is a beautiful way to bring a touch of color and a gorgeous scent to your home. Hyacinth bulbs produce fragrant blooms, ranging in color from light pinks to deep purples. Bulb vases, also known as hyacinth vases or forcing jars, hold the hyacinth bulb above water while giving the roots access to the space and water they need to grow.

Buy hyacinth bulbs from your local floral or garden shop. Hyacinth bulbs are typically sold in bundles of 3, and there are often deals when you buy multiple bundles at once.

Find a suitable container to grow your hyacinth bulb. Bulb vases are the perfect shape for forcing bulbs; they are designed with a narrow neck that holds the bulb above water, and a wide base that allows the roots to dangle and grow in the water.

Fill your container with enough water so that it is up to, but not touching, the bottom of the hyacinth bulb. Leave 1/4″ between the water and the base of the bulb, as bulbs sitting in water are prone to rot.

Set your bulb on top of the neck of your vase, with the root end facing down. Make sure that your bulb is sitting just above the water, but that no water is actually touching it. Its roots will slowly grow into water in the base of the vase, and the hyacinth will slowly begin to bloom.

Place the hyacinth bulb and vase in a cool and dark area. Keep cool until the hyacinth's root system has developed in the water of the jar and growth from the top of the bulb has begun. Change the container's water twice per week. Keeping fresh water in your vase will help your hyacinth to bloom fully and beautifully.

Move the bulb and vase to a warmer, somewhat brighter place once it is ready. You'll know the hyacinth is ready to be moved once the foliage has grown to be about 2 inches tall and the root system has extended to the bottom of the vase. Keep the bulbs in this location for about a week, or until its shoots have turned green.

Move the hyacinth plant to a brighter location to allow it to fully bloom. Hyacinths reach toward sunlight, so turn your vase daily to prevent the plant from leaning in one direction. After 2 weeks or so, your hyacinths will be fully fragrant and bloomed, and should last for another 2 weeks before they begin to wilt.

Although you want to move the hyacinth to a brighter location, avoid direct sunlight

Enjoy the fragrance of the plant. Once the hyacinth flowers have bloomed, their scent will be beautiful./