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The Best Fragrant Spring-Flowering Bulbs

Fill your spring landscape with color and fragrance with these wonderfully scented bulbs.

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    • Hyacinth 'Carnegie'

      One of the most beautiful hyacinths, 'Carnegie' offers gorgeous pure-white blooms. It's one of our favorites.

      Name: Hyacinthus 'Carnegie'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 10 inches tall

      Zones: 4-8

    • Hyacinth 'City of Haarlem'

      A unique hyacinth for its coloring, 'City of Haarlem' has soft, primrose-yellow flowers. Don't worry, though -- it still has the same great scent as its traditional-colored cousins.

      Name: Hyacinthus 'City of Haarlem'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 10 inches tall

      Zones: 4-8

    • Hyacinth 'Hollyhock'

      Traditional hyacinths are beautiful, but 'Hollyhock' is extra special because of its double red-pink blooms.

      Name: Hyacinthus 'Hollyhock'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 10 inches tall

      Zones: 4-8

      Native to North America: No

    • Hyacinth 'Peter Stuyvesant'

      A classic variety, 'Peter Stuyvesant' bears rich, violet-blue blooms that contrast beautifully against lighter-colored flowers. Its sweet scent is the perfect sign that spring has arrived.

      Name: Hyacinthus 'Peter Stuyvesant'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 10 inches tall

      Zones:4-8

      Native to North America: No

    • Hyacinth 'China Pink'

      An especially beautiful variety because of its soft-colored flowers, 'China Pink' is as beautiful as it is fragrant.

      Name: Hyacinthus 'China Pink'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 10 inches tall

      Zones: 4-8

      Native to North America: No

    • Hyacinth 'Woodstock'

      This hyacinth is a prizewinner because of its deep, rich color. Like a fine wine, 'Woodstock' stands out in the garden and smells great.

      Name: Hyacinthus 'Woodstock'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 10 inches tall

      Zones: 4-8

      Native to North America: No

    • Hyacinth 'Sky Jacket'

      'Sky Jacket' is a great choice for a blue hyacinth. The fragrant blooms are a fantastic shade of medium blue that harmonizes well with just about everything.

      Name: Hyacinthus 'Sky Jacket'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 10 inches tall

      Zones: 4-8

      Native to North America: No

    • Grape Hyacinth

      Gardeners don't usually think about grape hyacinths for their fragrance, but get close to these little beauties and enjoy their sweet scent right along with their true-blue color.

      Name: Muscari selections

      Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil

      Size: To 8 inches tall

      Zones: 3-9

      Native to North America: No

    • Daffodil 'Thalia'

      A garden beauty, 'Thalia' offers beautiful pure white blooms that are nicely fragrant. Even without the scent, this is one of our favorite daffodils.

      Name: Narcissus 'Thalia'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil

      Size: To 14 inches tall

      Zones: 4-8

      Native to North America: No

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      Daffodil 'Geranium'

      An heirloom from the 1930s, 'Geranium' boasts orange and white flowers with a good strong fragrance.

      Name: Narcissus 'Geranium'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 18 inches tall

      Zones: 5-9

      Native to North America: No

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      Daffodil 'Actaea'

      A gorgeous heirloom from the 1920s, 'Actaea' offers white petals, a red-rimmed cup, and a spicy fragrance.

      Name: Narcissus 'Actaea'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 18 inches tall

      Zones: 3-7

      Native to North America: No

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      Daffodil 'Pappy George'

      An adorable little bloomer, 'Pappy George' packs in a lot of fragrance in its yellow blooms.

      Name: Narcissus 'Pappy George'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 16 inches tall

      Zones: 4-9

      Native to North America: No

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      Tulip 'Angelique'

      One of the most breathtaking tulips, 'Angelique' offers full, peony-like blooms of soft baby pink and a delightfully sweet fragrance.

      Name: Tulipa 'Angelique'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 16 inches tall

      Zones: 3-7

      Native to North America: No

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      Tulip 'Ballerina'

      With its gracefully shaped blooms, bold orange color, and delightful fragrance, 'Ballerina' tulip is almost guaranteed to be a garden showstopper.

      Name: Tulipa 'Ballerina'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 20 inches tall

      Zones: 3-8

      Native to North America: No

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      Tulip 'Calgary'

      White flowers pair well with every other plant, so be sure to add some to your garden. Make them work double duty by choosing varieties such as 'Calgary', which offer wonderful fragrance as well.

      Name: Tulipa 'Calgary'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 10 inches tall

      Zones: 3-8

      Native to North America: No

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      Tulip 'Christmas Marvel'

      Bold 'Christmas Marvel' tulip may not bloom for the holidays, but it is one of the earliest tulips to add color in the garden in early spring. The bright red flowers fade to a pleasing shade of pink as they age and maintain their beautiful scent.

      Name: Tulipa 'Christmas Marvel'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 18 inches tall

      Zones: 3-8

      Native to North America: No

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      Tulip 'Prinses Irene'

      A boldly colored bloomer, 'Prinses Irene' offers orange and purple blooms that are as nicely fragrant as they are pretty.

      Name: Tulipa 'Prinses Irene'

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 14 inches tall

      Zones: 3-8

      Native to North America: No

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      Tips for Planting Your Favorite Bulbs

      Fill your garden with beautiful bulbs that bloom in spring, summer, and fall. Use these tips to ensure success.
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