After having been in the soil for the right amount of time you can try to have them live out their second life-cycle in the vase for the duration of the blooming period.
Please keep in mind that our growers use a complicated process over the course of weeks to prepare the bulbs so they can thrive hydroponically. When it comes to putting the bulbs back in the vase during the season, we cannot guarantee success.
The bulbs are alive and sensitive to abrupt changes in their environment, switching them over to another is a delicate process.
Before attempting to force spring flowering bulbs for hydroponic growth yourself, it is recommended to let the bulbs recover in soil, since they're depleted from having bloomed once.
Please find the instructions to let the bulbs recover in soil below.
After the flowers have died, allow the foliage to turn yellow and wither. The leaves will continue to gather sunlight and store energy for next year’s blooms. Leave the roots, they will dry off on their own. Cutting them while they are alive is traumatic for the bulbs.
Once the foliage the foliage has turned yellow and wither, you may be remove it by gently pulling it out. If the leaves do not easily pull away from the bulb, they are not ready to be removed.
Your bulbs are now dormant and ready to “rest” until next season!
Plant them in fall. They will form roots in fall and bloom in early to mid-spring.
They are durable and will grow in most locations but prefers cool moist soil. However like many other bulbs it prefers well drained soil and do not like having wet feet.
They grow best when planted in partial sun, but are tolerant of full sun.
Thoroughly soak the area with water once all the bulbs are planted. Water as needed while the plants are growing and blooming.
For optimum growth, the growth season can be found according to your zone.
Where can I find my planting zone?
Find your planting zone here: USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map