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Questions About Hyacinth

Asked by
joseph tinklepaugh on
January 23, 2011

Q. White Hyacinth is turning brown—why

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

Answered by
Heather on
January 24, 2011
Certified Expert
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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

Q. 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?

Answered by
Heather on
February 8, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

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: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/hyacinth/planting-and-care-of-hyacinths.htm

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Anonymous on
February 14, 2011

Q. After Hyacinth Flowers Fade, What Do You Do?

After hyacinth flowers fade, what do you do?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 15, 2011
Certified Expert
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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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Anonymous on
February 23, 2011

Q. 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?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 24, 2011
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Asked by
buddy on
March 3, 2011

Q. Will Hyacinth Do Well in Zone 7?

Will hyacinth plants thrive in Zone 7?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 4, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

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:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-bulbs-in-the-south.htm
https://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

Q. 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?

Answered by
Heather on
March 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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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

Q. 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?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 24, 2011
Certified Expert
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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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