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10 of spring's most beautiful blooming bulbs

By: Melissa Breyer on March 29, 2014, 8:30 a.m.

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Named for a divine hero of Greek mythology, the hyacinth flower seems both divine and heroic. Prized for their heady aroma and deep candy-colored hues, hyacinths stand apart from other blooming bulbs due to their slightly squat and robust appearance. They are neither dainty little snow flowers nor graceful lithe things, yet they are among the most beautiful blooms spring has to offer.