For spring fragrance, hyacinths are in a class by themselves. Their sweet, penetrating scent wafts through the garden on even the faintest breeze. Hyacinths look best when planted in clusters toward the front of a border or massed in a formal bed. Their flower heads are at their largest and fullest the first spring after planting; in subsequent years, they tend to be smaller and looser, which gives them a more natural look.
Please note: Hyacinth bulbs can irritate your skin. Wear gloves when handling.