Hyacinth blooms under soil

gw2010nc(7b)March 1, 2011

I had planted a few hyacinth in pots with cheap top soil. They have now started blooming but part of the bloom stalk is just under the soil line. Is that normal? This is my first time with bulbs. Did I plant them too deep? I think I planted them about 4-5 inches deep.

They still look fantastic and smell great though. But it would have been nice if the stalk were a little taller.

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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

Normal. The stalks will come on up in a few days.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2011 at 10:12AM
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I see they have now poked their way up through the soil :)

    Bookmark   March 2, 2011 at 1:48PM
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Quite normal. Its now quite the normal thing to do to plant deeper....even roses which usually the info was to place the knob either at or just above the soil line.
Nowadays roses can be given much deeper planting.
It does provide stiffer stalk when it does appear.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2011 at 5:13PM
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