Last chance! This years’ Dutch harvest will be the very last for ‘Prins Hendrik’. Smaller and more buttery than the leading yellow, it glows warmly and smells lovely. We’re proud to have re-introduced it to American gardens. Zones 5-8a, from Holland. Last offered in 2004. We hope to offer it from the UK National Collection eventually. For an alert, sign up for our email newsletter.
PRINSES MARIA CHRISTINA, 1948
We sell a ton of ‘Gipsy Queen’, but the ‘Prinses’ is even prettier – a lovely mix of peaches and honey, ripe apricots with a shimmer of gold. Distinct – and vanishing! Zones 5-8a, from Holland. Last offered in 2004. We hope to offer it again once the UK National Collection builds up stock for us. For an alert, sign up for our email newsletter.
SNOW WHITE, 1950
Fairy or multiflora hyacinths were developed in the 1940s by crossing Roman hyacinths with traditional hyacinths to yield something in between: varieties like ‘Snow White’ that bloom with multiple stalks of informal, loosely-arranged flowers. Like Romans, they bloom earlier (making them popular for Christmas forcing), multiply vigorously, and look utterly natural in the garden. Early spring blooming, 10-12”, zones 5b-8aS/9aW, from the Hortus. Last offered web-only in 2008. We may offer it again periodically, or we could special order it for you.
TUBERGEN’S SCARLET, 1920
My all-time favorite hyacinth is the petite, deep maroon ‘Distinction’ which, sadly, went commercially extinct several years ago. We’ll have it again from the UK National Collection eventually, but in the meantime here’s a wonderfully deep rose “sport” or mutation of it. ‘Tubergen’s Scarlet’ is the original, single form of double ‘Hollyhock’, identical to it in size, color, and intensity but with added grace. Very limited supply, from England. Last offered web-only in 2007. We hope to offer it again soon. For an alert, sign up for our email newsletter.