Last fall, I planted 50 bulbs of Hyacinthoides hispanica "Dainty Maid" in a partly shady garden bed along the side property line. My idea was to use these Spanish hyacinths as replacements for a scatter of rabbit-ravaged tulips.
Come May, the Spanish hyacinths are in bloom. They do supply a modest flecking of pink between a couple of ripening peonies and a blue-budding Amsonia hubrichtii. Nothing spectacular, nothing as bells and whistles show-stopping as a spring stand of Darwin tulips--just an adequate bit of color. Suficiente.