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 6-10 inches tall (15-25 cm), this hyacinth will naturalize in the right spot. But it should be noted that flowering might decrease in quality over time.
- Thrives in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Keep the soil moist during the growing season.
- Easy to grow, this Hyacinth is a welcomed addition to beds, borders, containers, rock gardens or along walks. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 5 bulbs) or mixed with any other flowering bulbs. Great for forcing!
- Deer and rabbit resistant!
- To be planted in fall.
- May cause skin irritation and if ingested may cause severe discomfort.
Hyacinths are extremely popular garden plants. One reason is the genus' wide assortment of flower colors. Another reason is their scent, described as rich or heavy, that is so highly praised by flower and plant enthusiasts. Completing the picture of the perfect bulbous plant, is the fact that hyacinths are very easy to bring into flower. The number of florets on the flower stalk depends on the size of the bulb. Large bulbs can produce 60 to 70 florets. For garden planting, however, such bulbs are less suitable because the flower stalks become top-heavy and fall over easily. Sizes 15-16 and 16-17 are best for garden planting. The large sizes, though, are eagerly sought for indoor forcing. Even though hyacinth bulbs are usually used only once, sometimes it is worthwhile to leave them in the ground for a year or two. When they bloom again, their flower clusters may be a bit smaller than in the first blooming season. To allow for good growing conditions, the plants must be given the opportunity to wither back completely.