Dear All: Earlier this year there was a thread concerning Roman hyacinths. I've posted a photo to the wiki of a Roman hyacinth which has grown in my Maryland garden for perhaps forty years. Take a look at: http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… When I was much younger I was a terrible "species snob". I would have been mortified to have commercially propagated hybrid material in my garden. I ordered these hyacinths thinking I would be getting Hyacinthus romanus (Bellevalia romana). When they bloomed and I saw what they were - garden hyacinths, and not very good ones at that - I was disgusted. Luckily, they persisted; and now, older and wiser, I can really appreciate them for what they are. They are nothing to look at, but the fragrance is very good. Garden hyacinths can be very well scented, but this Roman hyacinth has a particularly clean, clear, potent scent, free on the air like that of Lonicera fragrantissima. Jim McKenney email@example.com Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, zone 7 where I'm really glad I'm not anosmic.