'Delft Blue' is one of Wendy's Faves this season...this is what she has to say:
I do love Hyacinths and Delft Blue most of all. It’s deer and rabbit resistant and will return for many years when planted in a well-drained, sunny location. If you have ever wondered what spring smells like, walk around blooming Hyacinths, they are the fragrance of spring!
Delft Blue is a classic, porcelain blue, highly fragrant hyacinth. A must-have in every garden.
Oh, the intoxicating scent of Hyacinths! These bulbs come in a virtual rainbow of colours and are a sure sign that Spring has finally arrived. Hyacinths are early bloomers that send up a single stalk covered in starry, fragrant florets. They make wonderful cut flowers that will literally fill a room with fragrance. They like a rich soil with lots of organic matter in it but they also want dry feet. This means that the soil directly underneath the bulbs should drain well. If yours isn't a well draining soil, make the hole for the bulb a bit deeper and mix sand or gravel into the bottom of the hole - your Hyacinths will be pleased!