Hyacinths Old Flower Stems Covered With Pods

mari added on June 16, 2011 | Answered

My hyacinths are about 3-4 years old and bloom every year. This year we had bad storms that knocked them over and they looked bent and broken. Now I notice the flower stems have grape-like pods on them. What are these, and will they grow? Should they be dried? I did cut them and have them on the porch. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks, this is my first time on this site. Mari

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Answered on June 20, 2011

They are seed pods. Most people cut them off as it diverts the energy of the plant from building up its bulb (which makes for a bigger flower) to making seeds (which can take 2-4 years to bloom. You can just remove them.

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Answered on June 20, 2011

Not a question but a THANK U Heather for answering my seed pod question--
I must add I had a feeling they might be-- yet I cut the stems and brought them in on the porch- still attached -will they just dry out for planting next spring ???

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