Hyacinth help!

TNHomesteader(7)February 10, 2014

Last week, my boss gave me a hyacinth that is planted in a plastic container and set into a clay pot. This week, the beauty and fragrance are GONE! The blooms are turning brown and curling up, but the leaves are green and vibrant. What do I do with it now?

I would eventually like to plant it in a flower bed but I don't have one started yet. How do I keep it alive till I can plant it in the spring? Should it even be planted it in the spring? Should I water it? Should I keep it in the dark or in the light? Cold environment or warm?

Can you tell I am hyacinth-challenged? :-) Thanks for your help.

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

If the ground isn't frozen you can plant it out and mark where it is. (The leaves will die down in the summer).
Or you could stand the pot outside as long as it has drainage. If it doesn't have drainage you need to put it into a pot which does.
Or - if it is freezing outside put the pot somewhere cool. Water carefully until the foliage dies down. Then store the fry bulb until you have somewhere to plant it.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 11:38AM
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TNHomesteader(7)

Thank you floral. This is very helpful! Appreciate your time.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 1:53PM
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