Jim, My experiences when I was just south of you in Overland Park was the same. Planted, flowered with one spike, and then slowly multiplying, but the flower spikes then reduced in number and density where I ended up with a weak looking few-flowered spike. Replanting fixes that as does fertilizer. Aaron E Tennessee, formerly E Kansas, near Kansas City --- On Sat, 3/3/12, James Waddick <email@example.com> wrote: From: James Waddick <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [pbs] Hyacinths - what's happening? To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <email@example.com> Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012, 2:41 AM 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?