Hyacinth ‘Blue Jacket’: Our Favorite Flowers

This highly fragrant flower is also a real looker.
Purple Hyacinth

Purple Hyacinth

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

The hyacinth blooms in early to mid spring.

The highly-perfumed hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) comes in a huge array of colors. It loves full sun or partial shade, and well-drained soil.

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