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Rich and heavily fragrant, hyacinths are spring-flowering bulbs that produce gorgeous red, pink, orange, salmon, yellow, purple, white or blue spike-like flowers that mostly cover their stem with a multitude of florets or bells. They have been developed from Hyacinthus orientalis, a species named already in 1562, and which originates in central and southern Turkey, North Western Syria and Lebanon. Hyacinth species belong to the Liliaceae. Award-winning Hyacinth 'Anna Marie' brings a cheerful sight to the dull days of late winter! Featuring flowered spikes densely covered with starry, pale pink flowers with darker centers, maturing salmon-pink with age, it is highly fragrant! Floating atop erect, lance-shaped rich green leaves, this beauty blooms for 2-3 weeks in mid spring. Plant it where you will be able to enjoy its perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck!
With its soft primrose yellow color, Hyacinth 'City of Haarlem' brings a cheerful sight to the dull days of late winter! Featuring flowered spikes densely covered with starry, pale yellow florets maturing to ivory, it is strongly fragrant. Rising atop fleshy bright green leaves, this eye-catching hyacinth blooms for 2-3 weeks in mid spring. Combine with Hyacinth 'Jan Bos' for a striking combination or with 'Blue Jacket' for a pastel scenery.With its distinct reddish pink color, Hyacinth 'Jan Bos' is a very cheerful and impressive sight! Featuring flowered spikes densely covered with starry, dark pink florets, delicately purple edged, it is intensely fragrant. Blooming for several weeks in mid spring, it will stay erect and upright when grown in the open and will not fall over. Plant it where you will be able to enjoy its perfume daily!
Hyacinths usually grow in Zones 3-9. However, winter protection is required in Zones 3-5. They will bloom in March and April and need full sunlight with minimal shade to grow properly. These flowers can grow anywhere from 6-12 inches in height and have a maximum width of about 6 inches. Many individuals plant hyacinths in their gardens because they attract butterflies.The Dutch, or common hyacinth of house and garden culture (H. orientalis, native to southwest Asia) was so popular in the 18th century that over 2,000 cultivars were grown in the Netherlands, its chief commercial producer. This hyacinth has a single dense spike of fragrant flowers in shades of red, blue, white, orange, pink, violet or yellow. A form of the common hyacinth is the less hardy and smaller blue- or white-petalled Roman hyacinth of florists. These flowers need indirect sunlight and should be watered moderately. (Source: en.wikipedia.org