Hyacinth plants grow from bulbs. The plants are perennial, and grow back every fall. Blooming in early spring, between March and the beginning of May, hyacinths form large, flowering clusters. They are prized as indoor decorations because of their large blossoms and fragrant blooms. Hyacinth plants can grow in a garden bed or in a large pot. After the bulb is planted in the fall, it requires little care. However, knowing a few tricks will help the hyacinth plant remain healthy and produce large blossoms year after year.
Water the hyacinth flowers every five or six days if rain doesn't fall on them. Water the flowers until the soil is just saturated, but not soaked. Wait for the top soil to dry completely before watering the flowers again.
Cut the flower stalks back to the base of the plant after the flowers die. Do not cut the leafing stalks.
Place a 2-inch layer of compost in the garden bed or pot every year once flowers stop blooming. Use an organic blend of manure and plant compost for best results. Mix the compost in with the top 6 inches of soil surrounding a 12-inch circle around the hyacinth bulb. Take care not to cut into the bulb.
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