After the flowers and foliage die, lift the bulbs from the soil and store them in a cool, dry place ready for the next season.
In the warmer climates and in areas that do not get winter frosts, it is best to keep the bulbs in the fridge for one to two months prior to planting.
Make sure you store the bulbs in a paper bag after removing and keep in a cool, dry place.
Grow Hyacinths in clumps and as bedding plants to further enhance their appeal.
For those with limited space or in warmer climates, Hyacinths can be grown indoors in specially designed hourglass shaped glass vases.
Growing Hyacinths in vases is a great way to introduce kids to the magic of bulbs.
Hyacinths that are exposed to high temperatures of too much light early in their growing period have the tendency to bloom on short or weak stems. This is most commonly seen in potted plants. To assist with strength, cover the pots until the plants are at least 2-3 cm tall and then gradually expose them to more light and warmth.
Take care with the bulbs around young children and pets as they can be poisonous if consumed.