The Q&A Archives: Potting Hyacinth

Question: Can you put Hyacinth in a pot?

Answer: You can certainly grow hyacinth in a container, as long as it has good drainage. Here's how: Hyacinth flowers once in the springtime. When the flower is spent, cut the stalk down but leave the foliage alone. The leaves transport carbohydrates to the bulb for next year's bloom. When the leaves yellow and dry up you can cut them off at the soil line. Carefully dig the hyacinth bulb and store it in a cool, dry place over the summer months. In the fall, pot it up in your container, using commercial potting soil or a mixture of garden soil and potting soil. Keep the container outdoors so it can experience natural rainfall and cold winter temperatures. It will resprout in the early spring. Enjoy!

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