Hyacinths

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Hyacinth Flowers

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Description

Hyacinth bulbs are planted in the fall and borne in spring. The Victorians revered hyacinths for their sweet, lingering fragrance, and carefully massed them in low beds, planting in rows of one color each.

The loose to dense racemes of strongly fragrant flowers are closely packed with tubular-bell-shaped, single or double flowers.  As well as growing in the ground, colorful hyacinths are excellent for forcing in containers and some are available for early flowering indoors.

Hyacinth

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Hyacinthus

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Planting

  • Plant hyacinth bulbs in autum.
  • Plant the bulbs 4 inches deep and a minimum of 3 inches apart. At the northern limits of their hardiness, plant 6 to 8 inches deep.
  • Grow in any well-drained, moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade.
  • Loosen soil and work in compost or bonemeal for fertility.>
  • Set the bulb in the hole with the pointy end up.
  • After planting and covering with soil, water thoroughly.
  • If you are transplanting, water sparingly and then do not water again until flower buds appear the following year.

Forcing Bulbs

  • Bulbs may be forced into early growth for indoor display in winter. Plant them with the tips just showing, in soil-based potting mix in containers with drainage holes.
  • Keep in a dark place at temperatures above freezing but no higher than 45 degrees F, for at least 10 weeks to allow roots to develop.
  • When shoots are about 1 inch long, increase light and temperature gradually.
  • Water carefully, avoiding wetting the shoots or waterlogging the soil.
  • After flowering, forced hyacinths may be planted in the garden and they will flower again in subsequent years.

Care

  • Water hyacinths in the event of a dry autumn.
  • Protect container-grown plants from excessive winter moisture.
  • After plants are finished flowering in spring, cut back flower stalks but allow the leaves to die back naturally.

Pests/Diseases

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I am from India and I had

I am from India and I had planted 3 bulbs in the pot.I could see the green shoots coming out of soil but they never grow or bloom. Its been more than 4 months now. What should I do?

You did not mention what

You did not mention what temperature you are keeping your hyacinth at. They should be kept cold - but not frozen - and in the dark for at least 10 weeks, then slowly warmed and brought into the light. If you follow the instructions at the beginning of this page for "forcing", you should have hyacinths that grow and hopefully bloom. If your bulbs are small (less than 15cm in circumference), they may grow but not bloom.

I have forced potted

I have forced potted hyacinth, I let them root up then froze them and then put them into 4degrees to Thor. Then I put them outside in our hot houses watered them 3 days later and the steams came up then some of them just snapped off.. Why is this

We're not completely clear on

We're not completely clear on your question due to typos. However, we can tell you that hyacinth bulbs should NOT be frozen, only chilled. They bulbs will turn to mush if frozen before planting; Dig one up and see if it's rotted.

Possibly what happened is you

Possibly what happened is you warmed them too quickly. They might have grown up fast and weak. I'm definitely no expert, but that's what it sounds like to me. Usually, when you want a plant to be strong, you need to make it work for it.

After reading all the

After reading all the comments I think I may have dug up about 100 hyacinths too soon. I am changing my flower bed and dug them up about 3 weeks after blooming but the leaves on some were still green and others starting to yellow or even brown. I have them drying in the sun now. If I wait for the leaves to dry now and then cut them off, can I store them in a cool dry place and replant in fall when my new flower bed is ready? I have tulips that I will need to move also. What is the best way to handle the tulips? I will be moving them to this new bed also. I am in central Wisconsin.

Dig the tulips after the

Dig the tulips after the leaves have turned brown. Dry well in a shady location and store them in shallow boxes or mesh bags in a cool dry location.

This is just to say THANK YOU

This is just to say THANK YOU for a most helpful article. Thank you!

Hi, I bought some hyacinths

Hi, I bought some hyacinths flowers and planted them in a flower box. I used Miracle Grow potting soil and watered when the soil was dry. The blooms lasted about a week and a half and then withered and died. The leaves look green and healthy though. Did I do something wrong? What can I do to try to save these? Do I just cut the stems and wait for the leaves to die and replant the bulbs for next year??

Hyacinth bulbs need to be in

Hyacinth bulbs need to be in the ground to flourish. You can plant them in window boxes, etc., but they will not do as well as they would do in the ground. They need the room to spread a good rooting system. Also, if you plant them in the spring, they will not do as well as if you planted them in the fall and let them over- winter. Cut only the flowers and allow the plant to die back naturally, maybe throw them in the ground this fall?

The seeds (round green pods)

The seeds (round green pods) that form after the blooms, can they be planted to gain more plants ??

I was wondering the same

I was wondering the same thing as I just noticed the pods. I am going to leave them alone for awhile and see if they enlarge. I will try planting them in the fall. I noticed one year a single day lily plant had these small bulbs up and down the stem that fell of after a while. I was stepping all over them and eventually tossed most of them. The following year many more lilies appeared growing from the ones I had stepped on a accidentally replanted. I have had them for approximately 5 years now and they have never produced the bulbs again. curious..

Our sources suggest that

Our sources suggest that those pods are not seeds from which new plants will come; in fact, they will exhaust the existing plant, so cut them off.
Lilies (which include hyacinths, above, in the botanical family) and other bulbs reproduce off the main (underground) bulb by producing bulblets. These can take years to mature.
It may be that your lily had reproduced blublets underground near where replanted (your message is not entirely clear). It's a mystery to us why no bulbs reproduced. But that's nature sometimes...a mystery.

Our sources suggest that

Our sources suggest that those are not seeds from which new plants will come; in fact, they will exhaust the existing plant, so cut them off.
Hyacinth and other bulbs reproduce off the main (underground) bulb by producing bulblets. These can take years to mature.

I have had these bulbs for 5

I have had these bulbs for 5 to 8 years and have never seen them bloom. The foliage will come up in spring and be beautiful, but they never bloom. Is it possible to have to many bulbs together? I am ready to give up! Help please.

That's unfortunate... You do

That's unfortunate...
You do not indicate where you are, which leads us to ask if the plants experienced a sufficiently cold winter period. Also, if they were originally forced indoors (made to bloom outside of their normal seasonal bloom period), most will not bloom again.
If by "together" you are referring to clustering blubs in the ground, there is nothing wrong with that; in fact, it is often recommended.

hyacinths planting in texas

I'm confused. For fall planting, Do I store my bulbs in an open container or in a paper bag? In the refrigerator or in a cool dark place? I got about 36 potted bulbs earlier and they are almost ready to store. Appreciate your help.

Just from what I've learned

Just from what I've learned about hyacinth on this page and only one or two others, I'd say that because they're a "winter flower" (early bloomers can often be seen poking flowers up through the snow before it's fully melted) and are plants which need a cold period (ie. winter in the northern States and Canada, Russia, etc.) in order to germinate properly, a cold-room, cool cellar, or fridge would work. I'd personally suggest the fridge if you live in Texas: a cellar might not be cold enough. The fridge is obvously going to be dark when it's closed, but for those moments when you have it open (unless you have a spare fridge you use only for overwintering hibernating plants), a paper bag would be a good idea. In the crisper would be a double measure of safety, especially if the drawers aren't transparent. An open container on a shelf is going to let light in. Remember that light is needed for the growth. You don't want growth during hibernation. It's that exact reason I keep shovelling snow back onto my garden every time it gets warm enough to melt this year. It's only the end of January. Nothing should be green yet (the grass under the eaves is turning green), and if I left my garden to melt and start coming out of hibernation this early, the chances of my plants surviving until spring are slim. They'd start to grow, then get frozen right to the roots and never recover from the shock.

So. Protect your hibernating bulbs from light and any temperatures warm enough for things to grow.

Care for hyacinth

I have had hyacinth flowers in my garden for years and for some reason when some of the flowers start to appear within the leaves they stop growing. I notice that the stem of the flower has been cut off by a very small worm. How can I get rid of that pest?

Hyacinth damage

This is caused by a cutworm and can be treated weekly with a permethrin based insecticed which is actually a natural solution, if this does not work try a snail slug and insect killer

Help! Hyacinths are keeled over!

I just moved into a new home (zone 4b) and am experiencing the spring blooms of the perennials the previous homeowner planted. I am a brand new gardener. I mean BRAND NEW. I just noticed two gorgeous purple hyacinths standing tall in bloom yesterday! We had some thunderstorms last night and this morning, and the poor things are keeled over! Will they stand again? If not, I want to know if I can cut the bloom to put them in a vase. I want to make sure the plants will still come up next spring. What do I do?

The flower stalk may or may

The flower stalk may or may not stand back up. I'm still trying to figure that one out myself. You can definitely cut the stalk close to the plant, but not so close you cut any leaves or the top of the bulb, and stick the flowers in a vase with water. I'm not sure how long they last as cut flowers, but as long as the flowers haven't started to dry out and brown yet, the water in the vase will keep them fresh for a little while at least. As for the plant coming back in the spring, absolutely. It may not flower again the same year if the shock from the storm was great enough, but it'll hibernate over the winter and be good as new next year. Just don't touch it after you lop off the fallen flower stalks.

Oops ...

A friend placed a pot of blooming hyacinths on my mother-in-law's grave around Easter with the intent for my husband and his sister to share the bulbs after they were done blooming, each planting a few in their flower beds to hopefully come up again next Spring. The blooms were spent so I dug up the bulbs, shook the dirt off the roots and set aside to dry for planting in the Fall. Now, after reading other comments, I realize I should have waited until the leaves were also wilted. Should I replant them in the container they were in, until the leaves die back, or is it OK to let the leaves dry with the bulbs (then cut them off?)???

It'll be too late, now. I

It'll be too late, now. I read somewhere that the roots are very fragile, so once you've taken it out of the soil, do not put it back. Let it brown the way it is then clip the leaves and put it somewhere dark and cold (not freezing) to hibernate. It'll already be doing some emergency shut down because some of the roots were probably broken while you took it from the soil.

I have 3 Hyacinth plants just

I have 3 Hyacinth plants just cut the flowers back and put the pots on my front porch do I need to keep watering the plant? I live in texas and I would like to replant them in the ground can I do that while the plants are still green? If not when can I replant them in the ground can the bulb be stored in a paper bag in the refridgerator?

If these were "forced" bulbs

If these were "forced" bulbs that you acquired in or near bloom outside of their normal season (say, at Easter), re-bloom is not likely, at least according to our sources. You might get foliage but probably no flower.
But you can try it: When the foliage yellows cut it off, then lift the bulbs. Shake or brush the heavy dirt off of the bulbs. Most sources indicate that storing them in a paper bag is fine; some say a refrigerator is too humid and a "crisper" drawer is better.

Hyacinth and deer

I have a fenced yard, but know that is a minor hurdle for a full grown deer. Will planting hyacinth attract them to my yard?

Though there is no such thing

Though there is no such thing as deer-resistant plants, hyacinth is not one of their favorites and usually on the "Seldom Damaged" lists.

Leave bulbs in pot and dirt (in shed) till next Spring?

First year for hyacinth and they're beauties. After they're done blooming and aging in their outdoor pot on the patio, can I leave the bulbs in the pot and dirt then store in a shed -- or do I need to remove the bulbs from the dirt? I live in the Pac NW and it gets humid, so guessing they'd stay dryer in their pot w/dirt. Saw the note to repot them every 3 years, but this is their first Spring. :-)

Potted hyacinths

You can leave the bulbs in the pot after blooming and the leaves die and then put the entire package into the shed. A requirement for rebloom is a fairly sustained period of cold (some sources suggest around 40°F to 50°F; certainly in snow country, it can get colder than that). Failure to experience that chill is likely to result in malformed plants. Good luck!

Thank you!

Appreciate the advice! :-D

Dead Hyacinthus

Receive these flower from my husband for Easter (bought at a local grocery store)I planted them in good soil watered them and they died with in two weeks of planting. I live in Maryland. Can any body tell me what I did wrong and will they flower next year?

water

It is possible that you overwatered them. Soggy, wet conditions promote bulb rot. Hard to tell exactly if they will flower next year... for sure things, pick up a few bulbs in the fall and plant them then.

hyacinths, after flowering where do I cut them?

I don't know where I need to cut the flowers when they die?

same thing happened to me and

same thing happened to me and i live in central Ohio i don't know what to do either.

Pleasant surprise!

Moved here to Mass, almost 4 years ago, and ours grows every spring, never knew the nname until, told by a Facebook friend. What a surprise, a pleasant one, ours is pink, just beautiful!

Happy to hear your pleasure!

Happy to hear your pleasure! Consider that your bulbs might get weary in a few years. Here's a thought: Pick up a few new hyacinth bulbs each fall and plant them. That will keep the color coming year after year. Cheers!

bulb

i have bulb which i got a a dollar store and the directions told me to put it in the bottle provided and keep in a cool dark place so i did had it in my cold room i watered the roots just to the bottom of the bulb and after about 9 weeks the roots were about 4 inches long and the plant started to grow then i brought it out into my kitchen and put it on the window and it grew and flowered beautifully i still only had it in the water it has died off now so can i keep the bulb and cut off the top stem part and dry it and do the same again next year.

Let the leaves turn brown

Let the leaves turn brown before you remove them. Keep the bulb in a dry, cool place over the summer. In the fall put it in a dark cold place for 9-12 weeks and you should have a bloom again next spring.

peat and repeat - thank you anonymous

I looked up your website and was very pleased to see I am not the only one that does not understand bulbs. I too bought from walmart these beautiful flowers. Thank You for the advice.

Mulching

Just wondering if putting mulch around the plants is ok. Thanks

Yes, you can spread mulch

Yes, you can spread mulch around your spring bulbs. It will smother weeds and keep the soil moist.

Need help

Hi, I brought a pot of 3 hyacinths last year. They bloomed and were beautiful! I waited for the flowers and leaves to die back and cooled them for the winter. I began watering the soil at the end of february and I noticed in mid-March that leaves were coming up. A lot of leaves came up but are drooping. Is that normal? And when should it start blooming? Am I going to get any this year? What should I do?
Thanks so much!
Nisha

The bulbs may be too crowded

The bulbs may be too crowded in the container. Keep watering and you may get some blooms this year. After the leaves have turned brown remove the bulbs from the container and let them dry. Then put them in a paper bag and keep them in a cool, dry place over the summer. Replant them in the ground or in a bigger pot in the fall.

Color change

WE have planted various color hyacins in our garden. All have bloomed whitr each year after. How do we generate colors again and why the white only changr?

Question.

I received a hyacinth for Easter. It had bloomed beautifully and the flowers have died. I know that I need to cut back the flower stalks and let the plant die by itself, my question is: Do I water the plant in the process or will watering it cause bulb rot? Its a beautiful plant. I would hate to lose it before next spring.

Keep the soil moist until the

Keep the soil moist until the leaves have turned yellow. Then let the soil dry out and store the bulb in a dark, dry place until planting time in the fall.

Poor flowering after first year

My hyacinths just came up for their 3rd spring, and the stalks were practically bare of flowers. I have never fertilized after the initial planting. Will fall and early spring fertilizing help my hyacinths bear blooms? Is there anything else I need do? (I live in the Pacific NW, Zone 7.)

Hyacinths need a boost in the

Hyacinths need a boost in the spring when the first green shoots appear. Fertilize with a 10-10-10 fertilizer or spread about 1 inch of compost over the flower bed.

Repotting hyacinths

Last year for Mother's Day I got a planter box with hyacinths and I put them in a dark room over the fall and winter. They came back this spring and are thru flowering, do I need to repot them?

Gardeners often repot

Gardeners often repot hyacinths after 3 or so years or service. If you repot, do it after the plant has bloomed and the foliage has died back (another 6 weeks).

Hyacinth

My daughter gave me a beautiful, full purple hyacinth plant for Easter and it is in full bloom in a pot (looks like 8 bulbs). I live in NJ and it's still pretty cold. Can I plant it or wait until the weather gets warmer? Not sure exactly where to put it yet. Does is grow very big, into a bush? Thank you.

Sounds lovely! And what a

Sounds lovely! And what a lovely daughter, too. You'll see that this question has been asked (and answered) on this page . . .
Allow the flower to finish its blooming performance for you! After the flower has bloomed it's natural for it to die back. Cut off the flower stalk and let the plant rest. You can plant it outside in the spring or you can wait until fall when most spring blooming bulbs are planted. In NJ, the bulb should receive the cold period in the ground that it needs to develop new blooms for next year.

My Easter Hyacinth in NJ has

My Easter Hyacinth in NJ has finished blooming. It says, to cut off the flower stalk. How far back do you cut? Let the plant rest and can put outside in the spring as in NJ it gets enough cold. So if I cut off the flower stalk now, can I go ahead and plant the rest since spring already, or to I have to let is REST, and for how long?

After it blooms in the spring

After it blooms in the spring it will die back and come up and bloom again next spring.

How do we know what zone we are in?

I live in the Florida Keys.. Is it possible to grow Hyacinths here?

Hyacinth bulbs do not do well

Hyacinth bulbs do not do well that far south. You are in zones 10 or 11. See zone page on our site here: http://www.almanac.com/content/plant-hardiness-zones As stated above, hyacinth grow in zones 4 to 9. However, there are many tropical bulbs that do grow well in your area: Canna, Dahlia, Day Lily, Gladiolus, Iris, and more.

Water pot

Hi my plant came in water. I went to change the water after all flowers died and half the roots fell out. leaves look great. What do i do now. I live in florida.

Hyacinth in Key West

Your plant will do fine! they will continue to grow but they need to be cared for in your zone. You will have to cut your stalks after the blooms are finished. Then when you see the rest of the plant die back about 70% cut the leaf then dig up the bulbs and place in a paper bag. In November refrigerate to 40 degrees From Thanks Giving To one week before Christmas. then replant no more than 3 Inches deep or re-pot at same depth. keep soil moist not socked. wallah!

As stated, they are a

As stated, they are a cold-winter plant. You can certainly winter them in a paper bag in the fridge to simulate the cold winter it would get in its native climates. If you put it outside in the spring, make sure to put it in a cooler, shady spot so it doesn't burn. A burned plant isn't likely to be healthy later. Water it (assuming there isn't enough rain to keep the soil from drying right out) only in the cool parts of the day like at dawn or after the evening cool sets in. Watering it in the heat of the day will also cause it to burn.

Is it okay to plant hyacinth bulbs now or is it too late.

I pulled the bulbs up last year because I wanted to move them to a new bed. They were stored in the basement over the winter. Is it too late to plant them now. I live in Northwest Ohio.

In Ohio, you plant hyacinth

In Ohio, you plant hyacinth bulbs in the fall (Sept/Oct). They are spring-blooming flowers. Bulbs should go in the ground before the first hard frost, ideally 6 weeks prior when soils are below 60 degrees F.

accidentally over watered

I accidentally over watered the pots and water did not drain. Can I revive these flowers or is it over?

It depends if the wet

It depends if the wet conditions lead to bulb rot. If so, the plant must be removed. Let it dry out. Time will tell.

Hyacinth in Seattle

I bought a Hyacinth at Walmart that just starting to bloom. Can I plant it in a larger pot on my porch? When? I have other bulb flowers in my flowerbed that stay all winter. Can I do the same for these bulbs?

pot or not

Do not——repeat: do not——disturb a blooming bulb. The plant is putting on its show; interrupting it will end that performance.
After the flower has passed and the foliage has wilted (do not remove foliage until then), you can plant the bulb in a larger pot or in the ground. Will it come back (flower again) is another question. 1) Bulbs need a cold spell. 2) While hyacinths are pretty reliable, the "forced" (made to bloom at a particular time) stock of some retail vendors is not as reliable as others.

Can you grow hyacinth from seed pods?

After my hyacinth blooms every year seed pods appear on the plant. Can you produce a new flower from these pods?

Seeding Hyacinth?

No. Remove the seeds when the flowers fade, as the seeds take food from the bulbs.
There is a plant called a hyacinth bean and grows as a vine. Its seeds can be saved and planted—but this is very different from the hyacinth bulb.

What is the purpose of these

What is the purpose of these seed pods if they cannot be planted?

The seeds are usually

The seeds are usually sterile.

seprate&repotting

my hubby got me 3 hyacinth from walmart in one little pot for Easter. They haven't bloomed yet but are ready could I repot them in 3 different pots before they die

Let the hyacinths bloom

Let the hyacinths bloom before you plant them in individual pots. If you divide them now you may hurt the roots.

Clearance Hyacinths at local big-box store.

So, I managed to score a deal of a whole shelf of hyacinths for a very, very low price that were forced in pots and have finished blooming (though a couple of them have a flower spike coming up) and the deal was so savoury that i could not pass them up.

Thing is, I'm new to bulbs and would like to ensure that they come back next spring. I had thought that it would be a simple thing of just transplanting them since I have a spot outside (gets about 3 hours direct and the rest diffused light) which i think would be perfect for them (I'm in the toronto zone... so, i think they'll tolerate this weather but i'm not 100% certain) but, since they're forced and near the end of their cycle, what suggestions can you give to ensure that i'm not doing something wrong and can make sure to enjoy them next year in spring?

What a great deal! You can

What a great deal! You can plant the hyacinths outdoors as soon as you can dig holes in the soil and it's not too wet. See our planting tips above. Let the foliage die back naturally.

new to this plant

I received one for my birthday. Potted, lots of flowers. The part that has the blooms are bent over, are they supposed to be this way? In pictures on the web they appear to stand, why isn't mine. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

The flower head is too heavy

The flower head is too heavy for the stem. Put a small stake (a pencil will do) in the pot to support the flower.

Southern California Hyacinth growing

I received two hyacinths in small pots, they've bloomed & I cut back the flower stems. I've had them indoors to enjoy. I live in Simi Valley, CA - essentially desert- like conditions. Should I store the bulbs until fall in a cool place or plant them in the ground now or force chill them for another bloom indoors?

Let the bulbs dry out and

Let the bulbs dry out and then put them in a bag and store them in the refrigerator for about 2 to 3 months. After the cooling period you can plant them in containers or in the ground (if the weather is cool).

Jacinto

I received Hyacinth bulbs for my birthday around March 11th and the bloomed beautifully within days (indoors) it is now March 23rd and some of the flowers look as if they are dry or yellowish. I live in NY even though it's Spring temp is still H-48F to L-31F. Help what should I do?

jacinto's dilemna

What you "should" do depends on what you want to do.
You can put the bulbs aside for the remainder of spring and then summer (see storage recommendations below in this message) and then, in the fall plant them in the ground or in a pot:
Think of this, like a lot of gardening, as an experiment. We have planted store-bought potted bulbs after their first bloom and had great success. Some people have success repotting bulbs; some don't. This is because some bulb cultivars are just not suitable. Without knowing that cultivar yours is, all you can do it try.
Usually spring-blooming bulbs are planted in fall (mid-Sept to Dec). Store them where temps are below 63°F and the bulbs get air circulation (in an open tray, not in a closed bag, for example).
Check the details at the top of the page for soil requirements. Plant the bulbs in a pot with drainage holes. Wear gloves; hyacinth contain oxalix acid, which can produce irritation on the skin.
The bulbs require cold of 35°F to 48°F for approximately three months—ideally, winter months.
When ready, remove the pot to 60°F in sunlight and water occasionally.
Good luck!

outdoor potting for Hyacinth

I live in an apartment complex and I cannot plant any flowers in the ground, can I use a flower pot to winter my two hyacinth flowers without killing them? And what type of soil best suits these plants? They are store bought and in what looks like sand.

Potted hyacinths

Think of this, like a lot of gardening, as an experiment. We have planted store-bought potted bulbs after their first bloom and had great success. Some people have success repotting bulbs; some don't. This is because some bulb cultivars are just not suitable. Without knowing that cultivar yours is, all you can do it try.
Usually spring-blooming bulbs are planted in fall (mid-Sept to Dec). Store them where temps are below 63°F and the bulbs get air circulation (in an open tray, not in a closed bag, for example).
Check the details at the top of the page for soil requirements. Plant the bulbs in a pot with drainage holes. Wear gloves; hyacinth contain oxalix acid, which can produce irritation on the skin.
The bulbs require cold of 35°F to 48°F for approximately three months—ideally, winter months.
When ready, remove the pot to 60°F in sunlight and water occasionally.
Good luck!

Blue hyacinth leaves yellowing

I have a hyacinth and its fully bloomed but the tops of the leaves are yellowing. Its a new plant and I did move the plant into a bigger vase while it was blooming. Was this a bad idea? What can I do to help my plant?

The main reason for yellowing

The main reason for yellowing leaves is aphids or insufficient nutrients. Hyacinth are heavy feeders. Add plant food! Spray with insecticide if needed.

How to care in arizona

I bought a hyacinth at Walmart and planted it in a pot outside. It bloomed beautifuly for a couple of weeks but the blooms are now dying. The stems are still green. I give it 3-6 hrs of Sun and water it daily. Did I do something wrong? What should I do now? Will it bloom again this spring/summer? I'm very confused. This is my first hyacinth. I am moving back to TN in a couple of months and want to transfer them to my outside flower beds. Please help.

Hyacinth bulb

These bulbs flower for only a couple weeks then finish, most likely will not bloom in the summer, once per year in spring. Cutt the dead flowers off and let the green stem and leaves go yellow before cutting them to the ground.

Snow

The hyacinths I planted in fall are about an inch out of ground, and I woke up this morning to more snow. Are they going to die? What can I do?

Hyacinths are very hardy.

Hyacinths are very hardy. They are not going to die and the snow acts like a cozy blanket around your hyacinths.

plant hyacinth in the spring

Is it possible to plant hyacinth bulbs now which have never flowered before this spring. Will it flower this year or not?

The bulbs need a cooling

The bulbs need a cooling period before they bloom. You can put them in your refrigerator for 6 to 8 weeks and then plant them.

Hyacinth in water vase

I received a hyacinth in a water vase and it has been blooming, but the flowers are now dieing. Should I just pick the dead flowers off individually or cut the hole stock off?

After the flower fades cut

After the flower fades cut off the stem. If you want to plant the bulb this fall let the leaves die back and then store the bulb in a cool dark place until fall.

I have bulbs in water vase.

I have bulbs in water vase. after they bloom and I cut the blooms do I cease to keep the water in the vase until the roots die off or can I plant them in the ground now. Jan.2014

hyacinth in tennessee

i received a Valentines hyacinth from my husband...it was in full bloom and lasted 3 more weeks.. now it has died back...should i plant him outside and wait for another spring blooming?.i am in Tennessee and it is now march 1st!!

You can plant the hyacinth

You can plant the hyacinth outdoors now but it's not going to rebloom this spring. With luck it will bloom next spring in your garden.

flower stalk wilting

I received a Hyacinth plant for Valentines. It has bloomed beautifully but now two of the flowering stalks have fallen over. Is this normal? It is sitting in a South facing window. When can this be planted outside and what care should it get then. We live in Alberta and our winters can go from +5 down to -45 through the winter months. Sometimes lots of snow cover not always.

After the hyacinth has

After the hyacinth has bloomed it's natural for it to die back. Cut off the flower stalk and let the plant rest. You can plant it outside in the spring or you can wait until fall when most spring blooming bulbs are planted. The bulb needs the cold period in the ground to develop new blooms for next year.

Wow, sorry, what part do you

Wow, sorry, what part do you live in where you'd include +5 in the normal range? :P Up around Edmonton area, +5 is a worrisome temperature before the end of February. Like now. For the last week and half we've been melting more than refreezing. I keep having to shovel snow back onto my plants, but I got up this morning and I see grass in places where I've shoveled snow away. We're not even out of January yet. It's just a good thing we got a few huge dumps this year.

I bought a hyacinth the other day, simply because Safeway had them and they were gorgeous and smell wonderful and my mum loves pretty smelling plants. The flower stalks were already a little tilted but then I put it in a corner of the living room that doesn't get much light at all and both stalks drooped heavily. We thought maybe it just wasn't getting enough light, so we put it in the North window (both South windows are already more than full) and I propped the fresher stalk up on another pot (the other one's already spent) but even with the light and water, it hasn't stood back up yet. I think it's probably just too heavy, which happens a lot with flowering plants that have huge heads of flowers clustered at the top of the stalk.

I'd say (I'm no expert) you could probably put it outside as soon as the ground thaws as long as it's not still in flower. It might stay green for the rest of the year or it might die down. DO NOT dig it up and throw it away if it does die down pretty early. Just leave it to come up again in the spring. Look up how far down to plant it for how cold it gets here. It'll be a few inches. If you're in the Edmonton area, we're zone 3. If you're down closer to Calgary, it's probably zone 4. I know you can't possibly be up North. :P

I'm in Edmonton. Just bought

I'm in Edmonton. Just bought bare hyacinth bulbs that are sprouting a bit. It's March :( My tulips are up but we probably have some winter left. At night it gets down to -10 celcius lately. I had asked if I could plant them right away. I meant beside my tulips…but I think she thought I meant in a pot indoors. Can I plant them now? will they ever flower or come back? It's a south facing flower bed. Very hot. Of course the rest of my yard is covered in snow. My flowers are up against the house so it stays warmish.
thanks

valentine Hyacinths

I gave my Wife a pot of Hyacinths for valentines day,and they're flowered well now. I wonder if I could put it outside now and let it grow out in the flowerbed? I have beds in front an back of my house with good soil,which are covered with mulch right now. lha

You can plant the hyacinth in

You can plant the hyacinth in the flowerbed. It probably will not bloom again this year. If you have cold winters let it stay in the ground. If you don't get freezing temperatures you need to dig the bulb in the fall and put it in the refrigerator for about 2 months. Then plant in a pot or outside if the soil is workable.

Growing hyacinth

I am very fond of tulips and hyacinths.
Tried to grow tulips - total waste!
Can I grow hyacinths at least indoors?
I live in a hot humid tropics (Thailand).
Orchids are easy here, but not the flowers I love and miss, like roses, tulips, hyacinths etc.
N.B. I have a fridge. But room temp. is 30 to 40 Celsius. Do I have a chance?

You can try. Make sure to

You can try. Make sure to keep the bulb in the refrigerator for about 2 months. Then plant it in a pot and keep the pot in the coolest part of your house.

purple hyacinth

I received a bulb in a vase full of roots and now it has flowered but after a week, the flower is dying. The leaves still look healthy, what should I do? Plant it, or will it continue to grow in the vase? I live in Arizona so it doesn't really get too cold.

Let the leaves dye back and

Let the leaves dye back and remove the bulb from the vase. When the bulb is dry put it in a paper bag and put it in your refrigerator for 10-12 weeks. Then plant it in a pot. Keep the pot in a sunny spot and keep the soil moist. You should have new blooms in about 2 months.

planting forced bulbs outside

If I have received a hyacinth for Valentine's Day and it is now blooming, when should I plant the bulbs (I'm in Michigan).

Let the hyacinth dye back in

Let the hyacinth dye back in the container. Store it in the basement over the summer months. No need to water. In the fall plant the bulb outside.

indoor

Will this plant continue to grow and thrive in doors? or should these be planted out doors when the time comes. I got one with some beautiful pink blooms for Valentine's day, and I live in an apartment with no real yard to plant them in.

You can certainly grow

You can certainly grow hyacinths indoors and enjoy their bloom. However, after flowering, you would want to plant the bulbs outdoors for another show of flowers. They can't really be used as houseplants. Outdoors, hyacinth should bloom for a few years but peter out; some gardeners just treat them as annuals and buy bulbs each year.

Hyacinth vines

My step mom gave me seeds for the hyacinth vine which I was unfamiliar with. The seeds are similar to watermelon seeds. I planted them and they have great looking vines. They ar just now finally blooming. I can't wait until my trellis is covered with this beautiful vine.

"Distinction" Hyacinth

Are there any sources for the "Distinction" hyacinth? I would really like to grow it.

This old-fashioned hyacinth

This old-fashioned hyacinth seems not to be available commercially right now. Visit garden forum web sites and post a request.

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