Hyacinths - what's happening?

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 10:41:39 PST
Dear Friends,
	There has been very little discussion of Hyacinths on this 
list. On the one hand nothing special, but still a fairly easy and 
reliable hardy bulbs for my climate in Kansas City.  Not much news 
seems to come around except for the 'new ' 'black' 'Midnight Mystic' 

	I plants  six bulbs a few years ago of plain old pink and 
blue flowered forms. They are in the coldest part of the garden that 
gets very little sun until it is high in the sky in mid-spring. After 
3 or 4 years in the garden, this year they are doing something odd. 
Or is it?

	Each bulb is sending up its single big bud, but about half 
(so far) have sent up a second  nearly full size bud 5 or 6 inches 
away and 3 or 4 small (pencil size or less)  shoots around the 
original main shoots.  In prior years each bulbs has made one shoot 
and a full head of flowers, only. Now a sudden multiplication and 
wide spreading.  Is this normal? Dos it take hyacinths 3 or 4 years 
to settle in and start to multiply? is it typical for them to spread 
5 or 6 inches around?

	They are still pushing up new growth, but I am anticipating a 
much bigger flower show in a few weeks.

	Does this match your experiences?		A little 
surprised.	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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