Category Archives: Hyacinths

Hyacinth ‘Fondant’

While winter was throwing its final tantrum last week, I was huddled indoors enjoying my last two pots of forced bulbs. Hyacinth ‘Fondant’ has light-pink, fragrant flowers. Grown outside the plants reach 10-12 inches tall in full sun or partial … Continue reading

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Hyacinth ‘Miss Saigon’

Another of my forced hyacinths is opening, and so far it’s my favorite. This is ‘Miss Saigon’: The flowers are violet-purple, but the best part is the underside of the petals which are a beautiful shade of blue: ‘Miss Saigon’ … Continue reading

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Hyacinth ‘City of Haarlem’

The second pot of forced hyacinth bulbs are now filling my office with their yummy scent. This is ‘City of Haarlem’: ‘City of Haarlem’ grows 8 to 12 inches tall. When planted outside the bulbs are hardy in Zones 4-8 … Continue reading

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Spring Indoors

The other night when I was lowering the shades I got a wonderful whiff of something that reminded me of spring or Easter. I looked around and discovered that my first forced hyacinth bulbs are starting to bloom. ‘Gypsy Queen’ … Continue reading

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