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Hyacinth blooms under soil

Posted by gw2010nc 7b (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 1, 11 at 9:17

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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RE: Hyacinth blooms under soil

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

RE: Hyacinth blooms under soil

I see they have now poked their way up through the soil :)

RE: Hyacinth blooms under soil

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.

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