Although most hyacinths today are a bit stout, this fabulous ‘King’ retains the narrow, pillar-like shape that was the norm long ago. Its amazing color, though, is what has preserved it – a deep, rich, dark purple that’s as satisfying as the darkest chocolate. 10-12”, zones 5a-8a(10bWC), from the UK National Collection.
After a “disastrous” spring, Alan Shipp expects to have very few hyacinths for us this fall. Although we may be able to offer ‘King of the Blues’, we won’t know for sure until August or September. For an alert, sign up for our email newsletter.