Muscari Blooming Question - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by anna_belle96
February 18, 2001
Four pots of blue grape hyacinth muscari in my house. Two are in a spot where there it is warm but not much sunlight and the other two are in a spot where there is alot of sunlight but not much heat. The two in the heat have long light green leaves with no blooms and the ones in the sunlight have short dark green leaves and are blooming like normal. I was wondering how to make the ones with little sunlight bloom. I have put them in the sun now, hoping they will bloom, but they haven't changed. If I cut the leaves off really short, will this promote it to save its energy and use it to bloom?

Answer from NGA
February 18, 2001
Grape hyacinths usually put up some foliage in the fall, then go on to bloom and grow in the spring. Since those nonblooming bulbs have been warmer, it is possible they have not had enough chilling to bloom yet. You might try setting them in the cooler brighter location and see if that helps -- although it may take a while! Either way, cutting off the leaves would not encourage blooming.

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