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Hyacinths Top Size Hyacinths Aiolos
Deliciously scented Aiolos has a substantial spike with large pure white florets. These are complimented by the plants bright green foliage. Our hyacinths are classified as Dutch (or florist) hyacinths which are famed for being a large flowering strain. This strain originates from the Hyacinthus orientalis, a native of countries such as Turkey and was introduced in England in 1560 by Anthony Jenkinson, within a century breeders in Holland had raised over 2,000 varieties. If you are interested in forcing your hyacinths the minimum suitable size is 18cm so we would recommend that you focus on our Top Size Hyacinths. Aiolos is in fact one of the easiest varieties to force. The best time for these bulbs to be removed from the plunge or cellar is Mid-January.