Store Potted Hyacinth Bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

Washington, IN
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Question by kcmurray
February 26, 2000
I purchased Hyacinth Bulbs potted and ready to bloom. They are done blooming and I don't know how to care for them until I am ready to plant them in the ground in the fall? Can you help me?

Answer from NGA
February 26, 2000
First remove the bloom stems. Then you will need to keep them in a cool, very bright location so that the foliage can grow and replenish the bulb. If possible, it's a good idea to acclimate it to the outdoors and plant it this spring, but that will depend on the weather cooperating. In the meantime, keep the foliage growing as long as possible, then allow it to wither and fade naturally before you remove it. Then keep the bubs in a cool dry airy location (store them in a boc or paper bag, not plastic) until fall.

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