Hyacinth Varieties

They seem to be introducing new hyacinths quite regularly. I started this page last year or the year before but I'm already seeing varities at suppliers web sites that I don't know. I hope to update this page July/August time when I start looking at what to buy.

Some of these are/were sold as "prepared", some as "garden hyacinths".

Aiolos, white, doesn't appear to be around this year (2015)

2012/2013

Ann Mary/Anne Marie, pink, good results, blooms early

2008/2009

2009/2010

forced hyacinths in vases

2015/2016

Anna Liza pink, I never even heard of this before

Apricot Passion apricot pink, I don't think I've heard of this before

Atlantic

Atlantic hyacinths

2010/2011

Blue Eyes sky blue, I haven't used this before

Blue Jacket dark blue, I've had variable results with this variety

2010/2011

2010/2011

Blue Pearl

Blue Star look at those fat bulbs!

2012/2013

Blue Tango never used this

Carnegie white

2011/2012

2013/2014

China Pink apple blossom pink

City of Haarlem yellow, I have had very poor results with this and am never using this again

2013/2014

City of Bradford I haven't used this kind before

Crystal Palace blue, haven't used this before

Dark Dimension purplish blue, haven't used it

Delft Blue purple/blue, love it, use it every year

2010/2011

2011/2012

2011/2012

Delft Blue hyacinths forced in vases

2015/2016

Fairy White  ok, bit small

Fairy White hyacinths in vases

2015/2016

Fondant pink, think I used it last year or the year before, pretty forgettable

Gipsy Queen/Gypsy Queen apricot salmon

Gypsy Princess yellow, used 2014/2015 for the first and last time, not very good, I am not using any more yellow hyacinth bulbs!!

Hollyhock red, I've never grown this variety

Ibis pink, variable results, forgettable

John Bos/Jan Bos dark pink, quite early, these were starting to bloom mid-December

2011/2012

John Bos

2008/2009

Kronos dark blue

Lady Derby very light pink, really liked it a few years ago, no longer available as far as I know.

L'Innocence white, very good but doesn't seem to be on sale many places

2009/2010

few different varieties 2009/2010, above and below

Christmas hyacinth bulbs in hyacinth vases

Madame Sophie, ivory

Miss Saigon using this year (2015/2016) for the first time, very pleased with these beautiful flowers but as you can see, results are variable

miss saigon hyacinth

2015/2016

2015/2016 Miss Saigon left and right

Ostara I don't see them on sale this year (2015)

Ostara hyacinths in hyacinth vases

2008/2009

Odysseus orange, never used this

Paul Hermann purple with white edge, I've never used this variety

Peter Stuyvesant dark purple, poor results

peter stuyvesant

Pink Angel, I've never used this variety

Pink Elephant I've never used this before or even heard of it

Pink Pearl, I've had variable results with this variety

2012/2013

2013/2014

2013/2014

Prince of Love I've never used this before or heard of it

Purple Sensation

purple sensation hyacinths

2012/2013

Red Diamond I've never used this or heard of it before

Rembrandt purple with white edge

Rosette rose pink

Royal Navy, pleased with last year's (2014/2015) results but not enough to use it again, maybe will in the future

Sky Jacket

2012/2013

2012/2013

Skyline variable results

skyline hyacinths

2015/2016

Splendid Cornelia, variable results, 2014/2015 good, 2015/2016 not so good

splendid cornelia hyacinth forced in a vase

2014/2015

forced Splendid Cornelia hyacinths in bulb bowl

2015/2016

Viking dark purple, used once I think, poor results

Vuurbaak, I've never used this one

White Pearl

white pearl hyacinths in vases

2014/2015

white pearl hyacinths

2015/2016

(these are prepared for indoors but I ended up keeping them outdoors)

Woodstock variable results, an advantage is it's early, smaller flowers

Woodstock hyacinths in hyacinth vases

2008/2009

2013/2014

Yellow Queen I've never used this variety

 

 

last updated 8-3-2016