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SAVE THE HYACINTHS! — Hyacinths are the most endangered garden bulbs. In 1886, D. M. Ferry offered 135 — twice the number of tulips and ten times the number of daffodils. But today you’ll find very few in most catalogs and gardens. What a loss!

Fragrant and quaint, hyacinths bring a rainbow of color into the garden well before tulip time. Wind a drift through your perennial border or force a few indoors and see if you don’t agree that they’re just too wonderful to let go extinct.

HYACINTH HISTORY, EXTRA-EASY FORCING, & TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Even Rarer Hyacinths — Every year we get a handful of spectacular bulbs that are so rare we offer them Web-Only. For an alert the moment they go on sale, subscribe to our free, monthly email newsletter.
DOUBLES DELIGHT        Sampler

Bursting with extra petals, double hyacinths were once the most prized. Rediscover their antique charms with this sampler of 4 unique jewels. Save the Doubles! For zones 5a-8a(10bWC). Hyacinth care.

For 2, 3, or more of each, order additional samplers.

COF-35
1/$15
2/$29
3/$41
4/$53
5/$64.50
EASTER BASKET HYACINTHS        Sampler

Sample the rich colors and fragrances of these most-neglected bulbs. Easy to force and great in the garden in zones 5a-8a(10bWC). We’ll send five different singles, our choice, all terrific! Hyacinth care.

For 2, 3, or more of each, order additional samplers.

COF-02
1/$14.50
2/$28
3/$39.50
4/$51
5/$62.50
BLUE GIANT, 1935        
“Blue giants” are the brightest stars in the universe, and the radiant, pearly-blue flowers of this Depression-era classic make it a worthy namesake. We’ve also found it extra easy to force. 10-12”, zones 5-8a(10bWC). Although we hope to offer this rarity again in 2015, availability may not be confirmed until June. Please check back or subscribe to our email newsletter for an alert.
double CHESTNUT FLOWER, 1880        
The starry, overstuffed florets of this Victorian double are a lovely “dawn pink.” Though double hyacinths were once the most sought after, today only a handful survive. 10-12”, zones 5a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
HY-12
3/$10.50
5/$16.50
10/$31
25/$71
50/$131
CITY OF HAARLEM, 1893        
The soft, soft, baby-chick yellow of ‘City of Haarlem’ makes every hyacinth rainbow lovelier. Named for the bulb district’s grandest city, ‘Haarlem’ has been a favorite for well over a century now. 10-12”, zones 5a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
HY-01
3/$8.75
5/$14
10/$26
25/$59
50/$110
double GENERAL KOHLER, 1878        
The opulent, lavender-blue bells of this rare double look as if they’ve been sculpted out of Bavarian sugar-frosting. Although originally scorned, double hyacinths rocketed into vogue in the early 1700s and remained the world’s most popular bulb for the next 150 years. 10-12”, zones 5a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
HY-15
3/$10.50
5/$16.50
10/$31
25/$71
50/$131
GIGANTEA, 1859        Rarest
Extinct? That’s what the experts thought. But then Alan Shipp of the UK National Collection got a surprise phone call from the Lithuanian ambassador’s wife and before long a box full of old hyacinths arrived that had been preserved by a botanic garden behind the Iron Curtain, including this Victorian beauty. With a “large truss of delicate rose,” ‘Gigantea’ — which no longer seems very giant — was the most expensive single hyacinth in the 1870 catalog of the Olm Brothers of Springfield, MA. Last offered in 2007, zones 5a-7b(9bWC), from England. Although we hope to offer this rarity again in 2015, availability may not be confirmed until June. Please check back or subscribe to our email newsletter for an alert.
GIPSY QUEEN, 1927        
“If I could grow only one hyacinth,” wrote Rand Lee in The American Cottage Gardener, “it would be this.” He praised its “luminous” apricot color, the “melon undertone” of its “considerable fragrance,” and “best of all” how it “naturalizes effortlessly” in his dry, zone-6a Santa Fe garden. 10-12”, zones 5a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
HY-16
3/$8.75
5/$14
10/$26
25/$59
50/$110
double HOLLYHOCK, 1936        
Small and cute, with double, pug-faced florets of vivid rose, ‘Hollyhock’ is unmistakably antique. Always last to bloom, it extends the fragrant season. 8-10”, zones 5a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
HY-32 3/$11.50 5/$18.50 10/$34 25/$77.50 50/$144 SOLD OUT
LADY DERBY, 1875        
This grandmotherly soft pink mingles happily with everything in the garden, and it’s so easy to force that everyone should try it. Our impossibly easy, paper-bag-in-the-fridge instructions will show you how. 10-12”, zones 5a-8a(10bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
HY-20
3/$7.50
5/$12
10/$22.50
25/$50.50
50/$94
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