Half blooming Hyacinths. - Knowledgebase Question

Bend, OR
Question by kgarmon
August 16, 1998
I planted Hyacinths three years ago. Every year when they bloom, only one side of the flower blooms.

Answer from NGA
August 16, 1998


I'd suspect a cultural or disease problem with your bulbs - why not dig one up and inspect it closely? Bulbs can fail to flower if they're overcrowded, or if they're not planted at the proper depth. Since yours is blooming, albeit partially, dig it up to see if the bulb is damaged. If the bulb is sound, replant it (about four-inches deep) in rich, well-draining soil. If it's damaged you may be able to cut off the damaged area, dust with sulfur, and replant it.

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