Hyacinths - what's happening?

MARK MAZER AND FREDRIKA MAZER markmazerandfm13@earthlink.net
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:22:19 PST
 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?
 The critical size for flowering  hyacinths (and some Iriids) can be
shifted to smaller bulbs by increasing temperature/extending the period of
exposure.  Then, sometimes, they die.

Or, the apical meristem was damaged down to the basal plate via physical or
biologic means.  I sometimes drill out Lachenaliia  for propagation that
Mark Mazer
Hertford, North Carolina USA
Zone 8a

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