Narcissus depth, roman hyacinth not blooming

Peter Taggart
Thu, 13 Feb 2020 01:03:45 PST
Daffodils are very good at sorting their own depth, and don't usually grow
with the bulb exposed.
Bulbs planted very shallow tend to divide into lots of smaller, non
flowering plants. Deeper planting encourages fewer bigger bulbs.
However, extreme conditions can cause bulbs to grow deeper or shallower

For the hyacinths, feeding will be beneficial if the soil is poor. If the
leaves are a rich, dark green, they probably won't need fertilizer. Best to
keep nitrogen levels fairly low. Fertilizer for fruit or flowers, such as
tomatoes or roses is suitable.

Peter (UK)

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020, 5:53 PM Yoli <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I received 5 tiny narcissus bulbocodium spp.praecox from the exchange more
> than a year ago and two have flower buds about 1 inch tall. The neck where
> the leaves and flower stalk meet is under the soil surface, have I planted
> them too deeply?
> Also, I have some roman hyacinths in 4" pots of well drained soil that I
> have been growing on from tiny bulbils for several years..they have yet to
> flower (5hrs of hot sun in summer at the base of a brick house). They are
> in full growth now, should I fertilize them ?
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