Sunday, March 08, 2009
In a continued series on potted bulbs I wanted to elaborate on Hyacinths. I generally grow several pots of Hyacinths a year strictly for their fragrance. Nothing is more welcoming than a pot in full bloom located by the front door were guests enter. Plus, I get to enjoy the flowers fragrance every time I go by too. Hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis), along with tulips, are often grown as annual because they regularly don't match the vigour they have in their first year. So, at my garden after they finish blooming the bulbs are discarded into the compost pile making room for summer colour in those same pots.
The above pictured hybrids are H. orientalis 'City of Haarlem' (yellow) and H. orientalis 'Gipsy Queen' (peach). I really don't have any recommended favorites when it comes to Hyacinths generally choosing what every is available at the local garden center.
amarissimus - meaning very bitter
plants with this word - Salvia amarissimus