The rich color of these lush, tightly packed blossoms, which earned the RHS Award of Garden Merit, enriches designs in the pink-to-purple spectrum. Lighter, flared tips of the deep purple florets put a lustrous finish on the plump flower spikes.
Over centuries of breeding to increase the size, abundance, and color range of Hyacinth flowers, one thing remained the same -- their rich perfume. Modern varieties can look a little stiff if they're lined up in the garden, so spread them around, combining them with Pansies and shorter Tulips. Plant the bulbs in full sun and rich, well-drained soil that stays warm and dry in summer when the bulbs are dormant. Order extra to force indoors in winter. For more information on Hyacinth care, click "Growing Guide".