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PlantFiles: 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

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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

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


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:

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive eolivas103 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 Sunny_Crimea On Mar 2, 2010, Sunny_Crimea from Simferopol
Ukraine wrote:

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

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

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


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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