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Hyacinthus orientalis 'Carnegie' (Dutch Hyacinth)

Hyacinth 'Carnegie', Dutch Hyacinth, Hyacinthus orientalis, Common Hyacinth, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers


Exuding a rich and sweet fragrance that will turn heads, Hyacinth 'Carnegie’ is probably the whitest of all hyacinths with its luminous snow-white spikes densely covered with starry florets. Floating atop erect, lance-shaped bright 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!

  • Rising up to 8-12 inches tall (20-30 cm), this hyacinth will naturalize in the right spot. But it should be noted that flowering might decrease in quality over time.
  • Thrives in moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Best flowering occurs with at least 6 hours of direct sun per day. In partial shade, they will do well the first year, but they will bloom less and less in the following years.
  • Keep the soil moist during the growing season. Do not plant your hyacinth in waterlogged soil (it is susceptible to rot).
  • Hyacinths are perfect for beds and borders, underplanting shrubs and roses, patio containers or window boxes. Plant them close to paths, walkways or doors so you can enjoy their heady perfume. For best visual impact, plant your hyacinths in groups of 5-9 bulbs.
  • Hyacinths also make long-lasting cut flowers that will perfume an entire room.
  • To be planted in the fall, from September to November, depending on your geographic location. Basically, any time after your first fall frost and before the ground freezes.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs or squirrels.
  • Propagate by removing offsets when dormant in summer.
  • Encourage your hyacinth to bloom for more than one year by cutting off the flower spikes as soon as the flowers fade. Do not remove the foliage until it withers and dies off. During this period, the hyacinth stores energy in the bulb for next year’s bloom. Cutting off the foliage before it has died back naturally may prevent the bulbs from storing enough energy. As a result, your hyacinths may not bloom next spring. 
  • Hyacinths contain oxalic acid — a substance that makes them deer or rodent resistant. Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. They are toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
  • Handling hyacinth bulbs can also cause mild skin irritation. Protective gloves are recommended. 
     

Symbols of peace, commitment and beauty, hyacinths are wonderfully fragrant, spring-flower bulbs boasting colorful flower spikes packed with a multitude of florets. They have been developed from Hyacinthus orientalis, a species named in 1562, and which originates in central and southern Turkey, North Western Syria and Lebanon. Introduced to Europe during the 16th century, hyacinth's popularity sparked Dutch bulb growers to breed more than 2,000 cultivars by the 18th century. Treasured by gardeners for their heavenly fragrance, Hyacinths are extraordinarily rewarding every spring with their bright cheery blossoms warming our soul from the previous winter months.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Hyacinthus - Hyacinths
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spacing 5" – 6" (12cm – 15cm)
Depth 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Hyacinthus - Hyacinths
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid)
Height 8" – 1' (20cm – 30cm)
Spread 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spacing 5" – 6" (12cm – 15cm)
Depth 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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