Hyacinthus orientalis cultivars

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:10:23 PDT
Repot while dormant -though it may not be necessary every year.

Feed them now while the leaves and roots are active. These hyacinths are
capable of a long growing season. Keep them growing to build up the bulbs.
They should not be stored in very dry arid conditions.
Peter (UK)


On 18 March 2014 16:56, Shoal Creek Succulents <group@shoalcreeksucculents
.com> wrote:

>
> My last question.  When the foliage has died back and the soil is dry;
> should I unpotted, inspect bulbs then repot with some bulb food before they
> are put in the garage?  The weather starts to change around mid September.
> I also might let the bulbs dry for a week or so before repotting.  I didn't
> feed the bulbs this year while blooming.   Now that they are done blooming;
> I wouldn't think it would be the correct time to feed them. Would it?
>
> Best regards, Lisa
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>
> I would like to add my two cents:  deer will and do eat hyacinths once they
> begin to open.  I think it's the fragrance that attracts them.  They then
> eat the flowers and some of the foliage.
>
> I've had deer sample daffodils but only a few flowers.  Sometimes I find
> the
> spit-out flowers several feet from the daffodils...but not always.
>
> Rabbits and squirrels could care less about hyacinths and daffodils.
>
> --Jerry Lehmann, Olathe, KS, USA
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