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Hyacinths: Too early? Too late?

jo370jo370 Posts: 4
Hi everyone: I've been a bit late planting my forced hyacinths. I've unpacked them and they have already got little pale green stubs. Do I still need to keep them cool and dark or do I work on the basis that they've done their cool dark bit while still in the brown paper bag they were stored in???? Advice v much appreciated. Thanks! 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,861
    edited 18 November
    I keep them cool and dark until there’s a good inch and a half of growth … I was told that way the flower buds should be developing clear of the bulb and that should prevent those short stubby blooms that sometimes happen. 
    Works for me 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • jo370jo370 Posts: 4
    Thanks Dovefromabove - will follow your advice. 
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