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At this time of year, we get ready to plant some hyacinth bulbs for Christmas. All year, I pick up pretty bowls from thrift shops and jumble sales as I see them.
In October, I'll fill them with bulb fibre and plant two or three bulbs in each one, covering the bulb. I then put them in a dark, cool place (a shed or a garage?) until the first shoots appear. Then bring them in and put them in a cool place inside, not dark but not in direct sunlight.
Water them sparingly, but be careful not to water the bulb itself as it will rot. By Christmas, they'll be just about to flower. They make really lovely, fragrant gifts.
By Lucy from Oxford, UK
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My husband gave me a beautiful hyacinth for Valentine's Day. Of course, it is blooming now. When should I plant it? I'm in Louisiana.
By Jacquelyn from Walker, LA
It is best to plant hyacinths in the fall, but since you will probably be planting in the spring, this article has a lot of info. in it that should be helpful to you.
Thanks so much for taking the time to help me out. This is exactly what I needed to know. Many grins!
never cause he is spose to plant it
I have never planted bulbs before. I am interested in planting Hyacinth bulbs. Do they need full sun, partial sun, or shade. I am new to this and have no idea. Thanks.
Hardiness Zone: 6a
By brunnet from Richboro, PA
My hyacinths are planted in partial shade and do very well. In early spring the buds on trees are beginning to show and there's little foliage to isolate the sun at this time. The key to planting is what blooms in the spring, plant in the fall and what blooms in the fall, plant in the spring.
How many flowers usually grow for each hyacinth bulb?
Hardiness Zone: 6a
The first year you might only get one flower of a small size. In following years you should get more & larger flowers. Maybe two or three the second year & there-after. The bulb will grow bigger &/or make more bulbs in following years, thus the plant will be bigger & have more flowers. They can remain planted over winter especially if protected & will bloom again each spring (if squirrels don't dig them up!) The blooms smell so sweet planted near an entry way.
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This is a photo of a hyacinth from my garden.