Brown Flowers On Hyacinths - Knowledgebase Question

Salem, OR
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Question by dwbee1
April 21, 2000
I planted some Hyacinthus orientalis the last week of March. They have white flowers, and were in partial bloom. They fully bloomed and now the flowers are turning brown and wilted. Should I prune them? How is this done? Will they flower again, or are they done for the season? Thanks!

Answer from NGA
April 21, 2000
Hyacinths bloom only once, in the spring. Cut down the flowering stalk but allow the foliage to die down on its own. When the leaves dry up you can cut them off at ground level. The bulb will rest for the rest of the year, producing new foliage and a flowering stem next spring.

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