Hyacinths - what's happening?

Vijay Chandhok vc2m@mac.com
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:20:44 PST
You must have the soil and climate they like a lot, they only last a one season for me in Pittsburgh. What kind of soil are you growing them in and what fertilizer are you using.
On Mar 2, 2012, at 1:41 PM, James Waddick wrote:

> 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' 
> variety.
> 	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.
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