Planting a potted, greenhouse-grown hyacinth?

Asked March 9, 2013, 8:57 AM EST

I received a potted, greenhouse-raised hyacinth in mid-February, and now that its flowers have died back, I was wondering whether I could plant it outside. The only info I can find says to plant bulbs in the fall.

Johnston County North Carolina

1 Response

Yes. You can plant it outside. The plant is not used to the freezing temperatures we might expect over the next several weeks, so you may want to leave it inside in a sunny window until mid April before planting it outside. That being said, hyacinths will tolerate the cold and can be planted outside where they will get more sun and produce more flowers for next year. You can do it either way.