Pure white Carnegie has a special quality many gardeners really love. It is much more perennial than most of the group, and in fact, last year, it won a coveted spot in the top five hyacinths tested by Cornell University in several locations for 'staying power.' Carnegie returned faithfully in upstate New York, and even in the South, for at least three straight years. That's a big deal for a hyacinth.
Daffodils may be the symbol of spring. Tulips add dramatic color. But its the hyacinths that bring the perfume. One of the most powerfully fragranced blooms in the flower kingdom is the justly famous Dutch hyacinth--the result of hundreds of years of hybridizing a lovely little wildflower from Turkey--now an upright torch of incredible color and unmatched perfume.
Plant your hyacinth bulbs close together for a dramatic display, either in groups of one color or as a rainbow of several shades. Many gardeners think they look best in close groups of 3, 5 or more. Hyacinths must have good drainage, so be sure to plant them where they'll never be in standing water. With some shade, the flowers will last longer than in full sun. And next spring, don't forget to stop and smell the hyacinths!
Hyacinthus orientalis Carnegie
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Narrow, strap-shaped green leaves that are folded lengthwise.
6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Plant 6" deep
Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Good For Forcing
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