Dutch Hyacinth
Hyacinthus orientalis 'Carnegie'

Family: Hyacinthaceae
Genus: Hyacinthus (hy-uh-SIN-thus) (Info)
Species: orientalis (or-ee-en-TAY-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Carnegie
Registered or introduced: 1951

Category:

Bulbs

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California

Los Altos, California

Littleton, Colorado

Wheaton, Illinois

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Florence, Mississippi

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Coshocton, Ohio

, Ontario

Clarksville, Tennessee

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 27, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

May be my favorite Hyacinth and I am sure it is my biggest. I have grown it 3 years now and it comes back strong each year. The stock is always heavily covered with well formed flowers.

Neutral

On Mar 2, 2010, Sunny_Crimea from Simferopol
Ukraine wrote:

Hybridized by J.W.A.& A.Lefeber, 1935

Positive

On Sep 24, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Introduced in 1951, a beautiful pure-white flower stalk.