regrowing Hyacinth bulbs in a pot each year
So, I recently bought a pot of Hyacinths. The kind they sell at the grocery store around Easter. I just love the smell, it makes the whole house smell good.
I was wondering about the possibility of having them regrow for me next year? I guess I have always been under the impression that bulbs just regrow each year after a winter if you keep them planted. My neighbor had a tulip garden they didn't tend to except to weed and it blew up every spring, which is what I'm sure started that thought.
Now I'm reading that they're best thrown away after they flower. Is this true? If I let them grow, flower and die right now, and then winter them till next spring, they will flower.. but it will be sad and scraggly is what I'm reading.
Do the bulbs not shoot off bulblets that will grow hearty and full the following spring? My roommate has an amaryllis that she pops in the fridge, then grows again every year. I was hoping to do something like that with hyacinths - they're my favorite bulb and they smell amazing.
If this really won't work with hyacinths, is there a bulb that I could do this with? Grow each spring, letting it winter outside (like my roommate with her amaryllis?) rather than buying whole new bulbs every year?