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Planting Times for Bulbs

August 27, 2014 | Bulbs, Uncategorized

Fall Planted Bulbs

These bulbs bloom the following spring. September is the best time to plant them. 
  • Allium - ornamental
  • Allium - garlic
  • Anemone
  • Camassia
  • Colchicum
  • Crocus
  • Daffodils
  • Frittilaria – crown imperial and checkered lily
  • Grape hyacinth (muscari)
  • Hyacinth
  • Iris bearded and siberian
  • Lilies oriental and Asiatic
  • Narcissus
  • Snowdrops (Leucojum aestivum) and (Galanthus woronowii)
  • Scilla/Squill
  • Tulips
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Bulbs to Force for the Holidays and Winter

Plant anytime after bulbs become available in late fall.
  • Amaryllis
  • Narcissus (paperwhites)
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Spring Planted Bulbs

These bulbs bloom the summer they are planted. Plant them after predicted last frost date, usually around Mother's Day or plant earlier in containers to be moved outdoors after last frost.
  • Acidanthera (fragrant gladiolus)
  • Begonia tuberous
  • Caladium
  • Calla Lily
  • Canna
  • Colocasia (elephant ears)
  • Convallaria (lily of the valley)
  • Crocosmia
  • Dahlias – all types
  • Eremurus (foxtail Lily)
  • Eucomis (pineapple lily)
  • Garlic
  • Gladiolus
  • Lily – Asiatic
  • Lily – Gloriosa
  • LIly – Oriental
  • Liverwort
  • Polyanthes (tuberose)
  • Trillium
Click here for Tips on Jump Starting Summer Bulbs