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Anonymous on
April 5, 2011

Q. Hyacinth Plant

I received a beautiful pink Hyacinth plant for Easter. It hasĀ four bulbs in the pot. I would like to eventually plant them in my garden. When can I plant the bulbs, and do I have to wait until there are no more flowers on them? I know to plant 8 inches deep and 2 to 3 inches apart.

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Nikki on
April 6, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 5, 2011

Q. Planting Hyacinths

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

Answered by
Nikki on
April 28, 2011
Certified Expert
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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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Nikki on
April 6, 2011
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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:
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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flowers on
April 27, 2011
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How do I take care of the bulbs from florist plants to plant in the fall?

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Anonymous on
April 6, 2011

Q. Hyacinth

I bought some lovely pink hyacinths yesterday and planted one in a pot and the other in the ground. The flowers are beautiful, but the stalks are drooping. Is this normal, and what can I do to make them upright as they were yesterday?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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They are lacking water and this is making the stems droop. Plants that have been repotted or transplanted need more water than usual until they get settled. They will not bloom again this season, but you can also try using a chopstick (or similar item) to prop the blossoms up while they are in bloom so that you can enjoy them in the garden.

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Anonymous on
April 6, 2011

Q. Planting of Hyacinth

I purchased three gorgeous Hyacinth plants from my supermarket. They are in full bloom and smell so good. I’d hate to throw them out after they’ve died. Can I plant them in my garden now?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can. But make sure to give them agood watering when you do to help prevent stem droop.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 7, 2011

Q. Planting Hyacinth Outdoors

Can you replant hyacinths outdoors that have already bloomed in a container purchased from a florist or store?

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Nikki on
April 7, 2011
Certified Expert
Asked by
Anonymous on
April 7, 2011

Q. Annual or Perennial

Are hyacinths an annual plant or a perennial?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 8, 2011
Certified Expert
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They are technically perennials but some varieties have a hard time surviving for more than a few years.

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