Planting Hyacinths

Anonymous added on April 5, 2011 | Answered

Can flowering hyacinths be placed in the ground in the spring? If so, will they bloom the next year?

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    Answered on April 28, 2011

    Care for them as you would a houseplant until the leaves have yellowed and dies back. Make sure to place them in bright light and water when the top of the soil is dry to the touch. Once the leaves die back, place the plant in a dark dry place. Then, when you are ready to plant the bulbs, remove them from the soil and plant them outside.

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    Answered on April 6, 2011

    If they have been forced, they can be planted in the ground. But 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:

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    Answered on April 27, 2011

    How do I take care of the bulbs from florist plants to plant in the fall?

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