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Carnegie Hyacinth

 

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Regular Price: $13.98

Sale $6.99

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The classic, pristine-white hyacinth with heavy fragrance. World favorite, with perennial qualities. Long-lasting and reliable in tough springtime conditions. (Hyacinthus orientalis)

Zones 2 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Forcing
Forcing
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 10-12" tall
Bulb Spacing6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
Size Bag of 6 - Bulb Size: 15-16 cm
SKU 3MIBU6

Plant Information

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!

SKU 3MIBU6
Common Name Hyacinth Carnegie
Botanical Name Hyacinthus orientalis Carnegie
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Bulb Size 15-16 cm
Bulb Spacing 6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Containers, Forcing
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsCarnegie Hyacinth
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fragrant (11)
  • Attractive (10)
  • Healthy (9)
  • Hardy (7)
  • Accurate instructions (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (9)
  • Outdoors (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (8), Getting started (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)

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5.0

Beautiful, slightly later blooming than other hyacinths

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from Durham, NC

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

    These hyacinths were great. Heavy with blooms, and fragrant from up close. Bloomed a bit later than other hyacinth varieties. Just a little bit short on stems, so not perfect for cutting and displaying in vases.

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    5.0

    Hyacinths for my White garden.

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    from Prairie Grove, AR

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

      Only 1 failed to come up. 11 out of 12 is great in my book. They came up unexpected...I suppose I lost time or they were a little earlier than I thought . Looking forward to other 'white' flowers that I can add in this vicinity next to the old smoke house. Close by there is an old walnut tree, about 100 years old, that I have my hosta ' that bloom in the fall. It makes a nice garden area to visit at various times of the year.

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      5.0

      Gorgeous

      By 

      from Boston, MA

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

        Beautiful bright white hyacinths that bloomed the first year and were a total delight in the garden. VERY fragrant.

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        5.0

        smell and look great!

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        from Wilmington DE

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Healthy

        Cons

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          Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

          super easy to grow, they are pleasing as always!

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          5.0

          Beautiful Flowers

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          from Boston, MA

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          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Fragrant
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

            These were beautiful and sprouted no problem. Healthy, hearty and fragrant. Got lots of compliments!

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            5.0

            beautiful hyacinths

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            from Ohio

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

              I planted these hyacinth bulbs last fall and this spring they all came up and bloomed. Beautiful large white fragrant flowers. Some are actually blooming twice.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Beautiful flowers with wonderful frangrance

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              from Portland, OR

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              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Fragrant

              Cons

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                • Garden
                • Patio

                Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

                I planted these bulbs in two separate containers, so that I can move them around when they bloomed. All 6 bulbs bloomed for me although one of them bloomed at the soil level and didn't grow like the rest of the bulbs. I had to discarded that one bulb away. Love the white flowers and their fragrance. I'd definitely buy them again.

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                4.0

                A beautiful contrast!

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                from Bend, OR

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                Pros

                • Attracts Bees
                • Fragrant
                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Pest Resistant
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                • Not As Full As Some

                Best Uses

                • Border Control
                • Containers
                • Indoor Pots

                Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

                I use hyacinths, other spring bulbs, and shrubs in the border of my front yard.

                These were planted next to a clump of old magenta tulips, and the color contrast is striking!

                There are never any problems with delivery from American Meadows. I remain a satisfied customer.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful they came up and bloomed great

                By 

                from Philadelphia

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Pros

                • Fragrant
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                • Non

                Best Uses

                • Border Control
                • Raised Beds

                Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

                Beautiful

                 
                5.0

                Lovely and Fragant

                By 

                from Quito

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                Pros

                • Fragrant
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                • Susceptible to Pests

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

                The hyacinth bulbs carnegie grew as expected. Even though the blossom was not the same as the picture posted on the american meadows web page, it was nice. On its favor, it had a delightful perfume.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                White Beauties!

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                from Knoxville, TN

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Fragrant
                • Hardy
                • Healthy

                Cons

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                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

                  Strong sturdy stems with huge, fragrant white flowers made the perfect accent flower in my spring garden. These bloomed before my Daffodils and Tulips and even my non-gardening husband commented on their beauty. The blooms lasted until the last of my Tulips began to fade. So much beauty for so little work, how can you go wrong?

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great whites

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                  from Prescott Valley, AZ

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                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Fragrant
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy

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                    • Indoors
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

                    These look lovely in my pink & white early spring garden

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    FRagrant & beautiful!

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                    from Walnut Creek, Ca.

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                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Fragrant
                    • Healthy

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                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors
                      • Patio

                      Comments about American Meadows Carnegie Hyacinth:

                      Great bulbs! Fragrant and lovely - the white really pops in the twilight! Looks great amongst ferns!

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                      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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                      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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