Thanks everyone for the input thus far. I can cheaply (key word) buy what are labeled as "autumnalis" and "Sparkling Burgundy" from my local box stores. I'll give them a try at home and at my Paola, KS, property. I know we have been through the deer-thing last fall. And, in my experience, some plants are deer-resistant. Daffodils sure seem to be. Hyacinths here are until they begin to bloom. Then the deer eat the inflorescences. I think it must be the fragrance. If I try Eucomis at my Paola property, there is a chance the deer will at least sample them. If they do, I'll place some fencing around the Eucomis. --Jerry Lehmann, Olathe, KS, USA, zone 5, the hyacinths outside smell WONDERFUL!