Hyacinth Carnegie is the best white hyacinth for spring color. It blooms in mid spring and lasts long even under heavy rain. The bright, pure white blossoms are ideal for creating colorful flower beds. It goes well with large pansies and mixed with tulips. We recommend Carnegie with Triumph tulips like Magic Lavender, Don Quichotte or Princess Margaret, but it could be combined with low growing tulips as well. The color combinations and designs are endless with this hyacinth. Bulb size: 17 cm.
One cardinal rule for planting flower bulbs, is to plant them in soil that is well-drained. Check the proposed planting site for standing water after a rainfall. If you must plant where the soil is known to remain wet, raise the soil level by 6-12" above the surrounding soil.
When to Plant Flower Bulbs
Fall is the time when nearly all spring blooming bulbs are dormant and the pleasant weather allows for shipping and planting. Plant flower bulbs in September or October to allow the most root growth.
Watering Flower Bulbs
After planting flower bulbs, water thoroughly to settle the soil around them and to encourage the Start of root growth. If ample rain is lacking, it may be necessary to water new plantings once a week in the fall. Flower bulbs also require water after blooming, during the stage when foliage is ripening; water weekly if rain is sparse.