In the past, very large hyacinth bulbs were sold as "exhibition size" confirming Jim McKenney's suggestion that they were used for forcing. The smaller (though still larger than what we're offered today) were sold as "landscape" size. There was, naturally enough, a disparity in pricing with larger = more costly. Judy in New Jersey where frosted pumpkins still lay about in some fields, cannas became slimy blackened mess to cut back and bring under cover. And in my greenhouse oxalis are flowering, lachenalia are growing, and the seasonal cycle continues.