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  1. White Hyacinth is turning brown---why
  2. Hyacinth Help
  3. After Hyacinth Flowers Fade, What Do You Do?
  4. Hyacinths
  5. Will Hyacinth Do Well in Zone 7?
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  7. Hyacinth Bulbs to Plant Now
Asked by joseph tinklepaugh on January 23, 2011
White Hyacinth Is Turning Brown—why

My white hyacinth is turning brown.   Why and how do I fix it?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If the flower is older, it may just be fading naturally and that will cause it to brown. If it is fading sooner than you think it should, it is either lacking enough light or is over or under watered.

Move it to a brighter window and water the soil only when it is dry to the touch on the very top of the soil.

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Asked by Anonymous on January 30, 2011
Hyacinth Help

My hyacinth was starting to lean over, and eventually it snapped and broke. Will another flower grow out of the bulb? Is there anything I should do to produce another flower?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They only produce one bloom a year, but you can help them bloom well for next year. Here is an article that will help you: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/hyacinth/planting-and-care-of-hyacinths.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on February 14, 2011
After Hyacinth Flowers Fade, What Do You Do?

After hyacinth flowers fade, what do you do?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can cut the stems off once the flowers have faded, unless you would like the plants to naturalize. If you would like them to naturalize, simply leave the seed pods on. Do not cut the leaves until after they have turned yellow and died down.

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Asked by Anonymous on February 23, 2011
Hyacinths

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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by buddy on March 3, 2011
Will Hyacinth Do Well in Zone 7?

Will hyacinth plants thrive in Zone 7?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, you can grow these plants in Zone 7 and they should be fine. However, you should keep in mind that in Zone 7, you may have trouble getting them to chill over the winter. They need at least 7-8 weeks of temps below 45 to bloom the following year. These articles will help:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-bulbs-in-the-south.htm
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-a-flower-bulb-in-your-garden-after-winter-forcing.htm

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Asked by margaret on March 16, 2011
Hyacinth

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?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Not in one season. If They had been there a few years, it is possible, but they need to be in the ground for at least a full year before they produce seeds and bulblets (which you would need to grow new hyacinth).

They may have been there before but just did not do well (i.e. flower) before there was someone to care for the location. Seeds may have been dropped by birds or other animals as well.

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Asked by Anonymous on March 24, 2011
Hyacinth Bulbs to Plant Now

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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If the other plants in your area have already bloomed, they should bloom within 2-3 weeks after being planted outside. The weather should be warm enough to encourage that. That being said, there is no guarantee.

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