Bulbs forum: Hyacinths vs. Juglone?

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Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 29, 2015 10:18 AM CST
Does anyone here have any actual experience growing the large flowering hyacinths near a black walnut tree - - to warn me against.

I wasn't planning to, but bought some Hyacinth bulbs on clearance at Menards. I'm not really into planting them, but just recently moved a short row of peonies that seemed to be affected by the black walnut tree. When I had originally planted the peonies 10 or more years ago, the walnut tree wasn't as tall and leaning.

To save having to do a lot more digging, I'd love to just plant the hyacinth bulbs where the peonies were.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Oct 29, 2015 11:37 AM CST
It has been several years, but at my previous home there were black walnuts all around and one in a large bed. I had hyacinths and other bulbs in that bed and they didn't appear to be bothered.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Seed Starter Canning and food preservation Plays in the sandbox Lilies Hummingbirder
Irises Daylilies Cut Flowers Butterflies Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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HoosierHarvester
Oct 29, 2015 12:36 PM CST
Thanks Neal. I know my daffodils don't seem to mind. Some plants are real fussy about it, and others are not. Even the peonies tolerated it, but I could see a decline in the plants, and they didn't bloom anything like the ones at the other end of the garden. I guess I will soon find out. I know I will look forward to the blooms in the spring.

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