Hyacinths, with their unique vertical growth, jewel-like flowers and captivating fragrance are a winning choice for your spring garden. The flowers bloom early in the spring season, often emerging from the blanket of snow to infuse delightful color into the cold, white landscape. The tiny, bell-shaped blooms come in a rainbow of colors, including varying shades of red, blue and sensuous, soft pastels. Hyacinths are excellent for cutting and can perform just as well when forced indoors as they do out in the garden. These versatile plants thrive in zones 4 through 9, and do best when planted in sunny or partially shaded sites that offer well-drained soil. Hyacinths are ideal for formal, manicured garden settings such as a Victorian-style carpet bed and look equally as pleasing in window boxes, cottage gardens or spread randomly among daffodils, tulips and other spring flowering bulbs.