I bought a potted hyacinth from the grocery store last spring. I followed the instructions on how to keep it for this year. Once it started showing green through the soil, I brought in from the patio (I am in Melbourne, FL. ) and set it on a windowsill to get plenty of sun. I also began watering it. The plant was doing great for a while, and then I noticed new green sprouting in the soil. In about a week, the new blossoms started to die off and the new sprouts were getting bigger. I know now is not the time for transplanting or separating bulbs. They are currently in a six inch pot. What can I do to get blooms this spring?
i have just really started doing a lil gardening. i planting about 6 hyacinth plants last fall that was giving to me for easter. my question is this spring they came up so pretty purple.then 3 more came up down a ways from them they were white.then i had 5 more to come up in a different place but kind in the area of the ones i planted they were also white. could the white one come from the purple ones i planted?
I’ve read up on keeping spring-blooming bulbs in the refrigerator over the winter and forcing them to bloom in the spring. I haven’t yet planted the bulbs outdoors because I would like them to be blooming around May 21, which is late for my area (near St. Louis, MO). How long after planting the bulbs in the ground outside can I expect them to bloom? Or would it be best to try to plant them in pots?