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11 13 Bulbs
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  • 1. Forcing Bulbs Plant: Hyacinth Term: Forcing Flowers
  • 2. Hyacinth <ul><li>Plant type: Interior Plant, Perennial </li></ul><ul><li>USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9a </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 9&amp;quot; to 12&amp;quot; Spread: 3&amp;quot; to 5&amp;quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure: partial shade to full sun </li></ul><ul><li>Blooms Color: Early to Mid spring, Blue, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Very strong fragrance </li></ul><ul><li>Plant in fall for spring flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Keep foliage as long as possible after blooming </li></ul><ul><li>Will live for 3-5 years </li></ul>
  • 3. Forcing Flowers <ul><li>Causing plants to bloom outside of their normal season </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers can be “forced” by altering their light and or temperature requirements for blooming </li></ul>
  • 4. Forcing Bulbs <ul><li>Most bulbs have a 12 – 15 week cold requirement (vernalization) before they will bloom </li></ul><ul><li>Under normal conditions bulbs vernalize outdoors </li></ul><ul><li>Refrigeration can take the place of winter </li></ul><ul><li>Bulbs will bloom when returned to warm temperatures </li></ul><ul><li>Can get blooms in February instead of April </li></ul>
  • 5. One season <ul><li>Bulbs that have been forced will never bloom again </li></ul><ul><li>Bulbs that grow outdoors must store enough energy in the spring when they have leaves, to reproduce and bloom again the next year </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t cut back the foliage </li></ul>
  • 6. Potting Bulbs <ul><li>Put 1 – 2” soil in pot. </li></ul><ul><li>Place bulbs in spaced closely </li></ul><ul><li>Cover w/ soil to tips, but leave tips exposed </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Tulips – flat side out </li></ul>
  • 7. Planting Bulbs <ul><li>Set the bulb at the correct depth </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you place the bulb right side up in the hole </li></ul>
  • 8. Paperwhites <ul><li>Christmas bulb </li></ul><ul><li>Do not require a cold period </li></ul><ul><li>Can grow in water only </li></ul><ul><li>Can get too tall &amp; fall </li></ul><ul><li>Can stunt growth with alcohol </li></ul>
  • 9. Flowers from bulbs <ul><li>Daffodils </li></ul><ul><li>Tulips </li></ul><ul><li>Anenome </li></ul><ul><li>Alium </li></ul><ul><li>Crocus </li></ul><ul><li>Hyacinth </li></ul><ul><li>Freesia </li></ul><ul><li>Muscari </li></ul>

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