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Anonymous on
May 9, 2019

Q. hyacinths

do hyacinths grow seed or new bulbs on their plant that i can plant for another plant?

Asked by
Orhoosier on
May 16, 2019
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Q. Hyacinth forced in water aftercare

I have a hyacinth bulb that was force grown in water. The flower stalks are gone and have been deadheaded. The leaves are dropping, but not dying yet. Do I empty the water and then store the bulb or will the leaves fall off even with water? The only mention for saving bulbs is for potted bulbs, so not sure what to do.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 17, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

OK, I know this sounds quite awful, but I do not save my bulbs that have been forced in water. This type of forcing really takes away most of their energy and they are not very likely to ever bloom again.
If you would like to try, just allow the foliage to die down and then store the bulb as per the links below.
Bulbs that are forced in soil are much more likely to bloom again in the garden.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/hyacinth/curing-hyacinth-bulbs.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/hyacinth/hyacinth-forcing-indoors.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/hyacinth/care-for-hyacinth-houseplants.htm

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Anonymous on
August 1, 2019

Q. My potted hyacinth

Early spring bought two pots one blue one white, after flowering left greenery to allow bulbs to store energy,then they went outdoor in late spring , where they stacked under eave of back porch getting plenty of sun and rain…..yesterday July 31 went to empty pots, found they were both very well rooted, healthy, and the whites are now showing green leaves appearing, with maybe Autumn hyacinth to come…..should I re-pot in soil leaving green tops to grow, water glass these good roots in water vases or just ignore and put in storage??

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 2, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

You can plant them outdoors once it cools down some. These will appreciate the cold, and need it to produce properly next year. Its wild cousin is invasive in your zone, so these will do quite well also. They will do much better in ground than in glass. This is purely ornamental, and not healthy for the plant.

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

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/hyacinth/care-for-hyacinth-houseplants.htm

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