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Hyacinths Top Size Hyacinths Carnegie
A pure white hyacinth Carnegie has large fleshy bells which make it a serenely beautiful flower. 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. Carnegie is available in this size and the best time for these bulbs to be removed from the plunge or cellar is February.