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Anonymous on
April 12, 2011

Q. Planting Hyacinth From a Pot

I received three potted flowering Hyacinths this last Easter as a gift. I would like to plant them in my flower garden. My question is, how deep do I plant them and will they come up next year?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 13, 2011
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Anonymous on
April 13, 2011

Q. Hyacinths Falling Over

About one day after my hyacinths are in full bloom they fall over. Normal? Should I just stake them up?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 13, 2011
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It is not "normal" but it frequently happens. The only thing you can do is stake them up. It just means that the blooms were simply too full.

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Anonymous on
April 13, 2011

Q. Better Hyacinth Blossoms

My hyacinths blossom reliably every year. I fertilize as recommended, but the blossoms tend to be small in diameter and not very full. How do I improve the size of them?

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Nikki on
April 13, 2011
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Hyacinth can sometimes be difficult to get to bloom from year to year. Try adding some bone meal to their soil to add phosphorous, which they need for blooming and make sure that their leaves are left on until they turn yellow as this is how they get energy to bloom for next year.

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Anonymous on
April 13, 2011

Q. Hyacinth Plant

I got a plant at a baby shower, which is beautiful and already flowering. I live in Minnesota. Is it possible to put the plant in the outside in the ground? Or can I wait till the flowers die off and then plant it in the ground for next season?

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Nikki on
April 14, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 18, 2011

Q. Hyacinth Transplanting

I purchased a potted Hyacinth and it has finished blooming. Can the bulbs be transplanted outdoors if I dry them out first? I have had very good luck with planting purchased bulbs outdoors but have never tried transplanting one. Most information I have read says to discard the bulbs if they are potted due to forcing them to bloom.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 19, 2011
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You can transplant them out, but they will need additional water to keep the blooms healthy for this year. If you are looking to transplant spent forced hyacinths to the garden, this article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/how-to-plant-a-flower-bulb-in-your-garden-after-winter-forcing.htm

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Anonymous on
April 18, 2011

Q. My Poor Plant

I bought a hyacinth on Easter and have it in my house. I water it just so the dirt gets moist every two days and put it outside in the sun for about 4-5 hours everyday. Now the little flowers on it are starting to wilt and they were BEAUTIFUL when I bought it just a week ago. What am I doing wrong? I have never been the greatest with plants, but thought I was doing pretty good with this one. Is there anything I can add to the water or something?

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Nikki on
April 19, 2011
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Asked by
flowers on
April 27, 2011

Q. How Do I Care for My Gift of Flowering Hyacinths

How do I care for my gift of flowering hyacinths in order to plant them in the fall?

Answered by
Heather on
April 27, 2011
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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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