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Q.Do I Need To Cover Hyacinths That Started Blooming While It’s Still Freezing Overnight?

Zone 92372 | Shoron added on December 2, 2023 | Answered

I’m in zone 8b at 4500′ in the foothills of a northern mountain slope. The past two Februarys, I used plastic milk jugs to cover my blooming hyacinths when freezing was predicted overnight. A friend who lives at a higher elevation and gets more snow than I do said she doesn’t cover hers and they are ok. I have 32 bulbs in the ground and it’s quite a pain to cover and uncover every day, but I’ll continue to do it if necessary. Your advice? Thanks. Sharon Brown

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Answered on December 4, 2023

You have nothing to worry about. You are well within their cold tolerance (You are in zone 8/9), as they can withstand the temperatures of zone 3! Actually, they need that cold to complete their lifecycle.



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