Get This Look: Hyacinths And Daffodils

by Amanda

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Grape Hyacinths and Daffodils

Create a colorful, diverse display of spring color with Hyacinths and Daffodils.Planted in fall, these two varieties complement each other well with bold, vibrant colors that pop up at the same time each year, and multiply each season. Hyacinths and Daffodils are also deer resistant, making them a great choice for those of you who struggle with hungry critters in your yard.

Hyacinths and Daffodils in Action:

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As you can see, Daffodil Bulbs are larger than Grape Hyacinth bulbs and should be planted deeper. We refer to this layering technique as 'lasagna planting'; it can be done either in a container or directly in the ground. While these two bloom at the same time, you can also layer bulbs with different bloom times to ensure a colorful display throughout the entire season.

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One of the reasons that daffodils and hyacinths are such a sure bet in your landscape, is that they follow one of art's safest color-combining strategies: using Complementary Colors. Yellow daffodils and purple hyacinths lie directly across from one another on the 'color wheel'. Of course, as you'll see below, rules are meant to be broken!

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Grape hyacinths are another great choice for pairing with daffodils. Unlike their regular hyacinth 'cousins', these plants are part of the muscari family. Their tightly-packed blooms resemble a bunch of grapes; the name Muscari, however, comes from the Greek for musk, as these beautiful, small edging plants carry a sweet scent. But if you're looking for a strong and noticeable fragrance in your garden, choose regular hyacinths!

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Daffodils & Pink Hyacinths

Another favorite choice for pairing with daffodils are any one of the multitude of colors available. Perhaps your garden would do better with a pop of pink or classic white? No problem! In the modern world of plant breeding, you're able to craft a color combintaion with your daffodils that speaks to your personality, design concept, or whim of the moment. Whatever you'd like to say, you can definitely say it with hyacinths!

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Another great option is to plant a colorful mix! Instead of going for the classic combination with your daffodil planting, you can always choose to put in a hyacinth marriage made of many varied colors, all due to come into bloom at the same time.

  1. Blue Jacket Hyacinth, Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Jacket

    True Blue, not purple, is the hallmark of this beauty. The rarest color in flowers makes this hyacinth a stunner. (Hyacinthus orientalis)...

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    Blue Jacket Hyacinth Blue Jacket Hyacinth Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Jacket
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    True Blue, not purple, is the hallmark of this beauty. The rarest color in flowers makes this hyacinth a stunner. (Hyacinthus orientalis)
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  2. Spring Dawn Hyacinth Bulb Collection

    The Spring Dawn Hyacinth Bulb Collection brings together heirloom favorites and modern classics for weeks of soft pastel colors in the mid-spring garden. A tapestry of pink, yellow, ...

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    Spring Dawn Hyacinth Bulb Collection Spring Dawn Hyacinth Bulb Collection Hyacinthus orientalis
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    The Spring Dawn Hyacinth Bulb Collection brings together heirloom favorites and modern classics for weeks of soft pastel colors in the mid-spring garden. A tapestry of pink, yellow, apricot, and white blooms emerge at the same time, filling the garden with their heavenly perfume. Bees adore the long-lasting flowers, which make beautiful bouquets. Easy to grow in containers or garden beds, Hyacinths are deer and rabbit resistant. Collection of 24 bulbs. (Hyacinthus orientalis)
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  3. Blue Festival Hyacinth, Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Festival

    'Blue Festival' Hyacinth delights the senses with a flush of fragrant periwinkle-blue blooms. 'Blue Festival' produces multiple flower stems per bulb in mid-spring, with loosely pack...

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    Blue Festival Hyacinth Blue Festival Hyacinth Hyacinthus orientalis Blue Festival
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    'Blue Festival' Hyacinth delights the senses with a flush of fragrant periwinkle-blue blooms. 'Blue Festival' produces multiple flower stems per bulb in mid-spring, with loosely packed florets adored by bees. This award-winner naturalizes readily, multiplying and spreading over time. It even tolerates planting under black walnut trees and adapts beautifully to rain gardens. (Hyacinthus orientalis)
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  4. Hyacinth Bulbs Purple Mix, Hyacinthus orientali

    Hyacinth Purple Mix is an array of beautiful lavender, purple, magenta and soft lilac blossoms. This mix has a wonderful fragrance and is best planted in a cluster. Hyacinths are de...

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    Purple Hyacinth Mix Hyacinth Purple Mix Hyacinthus orientalis Purple Mix
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    Hyacinth Purple Mix is an array of beautiful lavender, purple, magenta and soft lilac blossoms. This mix has a wonderful fragrance and is best planted in a cluster. Hyacinths are deer resistant and make excellent cutting flowers. (Hyacinthus orientalis)
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