The checklist offers only two red-named hyacinths: Red Beauty, introduced 1977, flowers rhodonite-red fading into spirea-red, stem bronze-green and Red Pearl, sport of Pink Pearl, introduced 1984, flowers rhodonite-red fading into spirea-red, also with a bronze-green stem. For Scarlet Perfection it notes that one should see Hollyhock, which, it turns out, is a sport of Tubergen's Scarlet. Hollyhock apparently was described in 1936 but not introduced until 1950. Flowers with redoubled corollas, sheathed one into another, same color as Tubergen's Scarlet. Tubergen's Scarlet was introduced in 1920, having a small, slender spike of crimson-red flowers, good for early forcing, and is a sport of Distinction. Jim, if you don't mind I'll stop here, rather than adding a description for Distinction. Judy in New Jersey where the skies are grey and little white flakes are drifting around like the inside of a snow globe.