Hyacinthus orientalis 'Carnegie'

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Carnegie'

Hyacinth

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hyacinthus orientalis 'Carnegie'
  • Common name: Hyacinth
  • Plant type: Bulb

Height: 30cm

Spread: 10cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Hyacinths are a popular choice for growing in pots indoors for a burst of colour and fragrance in spring. But they are equally valuable as outdoor plants, planted in autumn as with other spring-flowering bulbs. 

Hyacinthus orientalis 'Carnegie' bears pure white flowers with an intense fragrance, on stout stems. It's well suited to forcing for indoor use in winter, and looks particularly good planted in the spring border where it combines well with spring-flowering primulas and pulmonarias. 

Hyacinth bulbs can irritate the skin, so wear gloves when handling them.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Irritates skin, Harmful if ingested

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