I recently received some Azure Alliums, Snow Crocus, and Red Dynasty
Tulip Bulbs, however, I am not sure when I should plant them. I assume
I should do it now?? Can anyone confirm? I am in Zone 7, Chattanooga,
TN. Also, is there any problem with planting all these in the same
Plant them RIGHT NOW. They'll bloom in spring. As far as whether they belong
together (size, color, etc), you'll have to do some research on your own.
This bulb vendor may have some clues: www.whiteflowerfarm.com. There are
plenty of others.
Is this true of our Mediterranean climate (So. Calif coastal) -- I
mean, plant them right now? I just bought some bulbs (Watsonia
Snowbell) at the Huntington plant sale, and haven't a clue.
This is my first time with bulbs.
<Persephone> wrote in message> >>>I recently received some Azure Alliums, Snow Crocus, and Red Dynasty
The best place to ask would be a local garden center (not Wal-Mart, etc.,
but a true garden center.) They should be selling plants appropriate to
your are and can answer your specific questions. You probably realize that
some bulbs require pre-chilling before planting in warm climates or they
won't bloom. You can often buy them already chilled or you can do it
I bought these at the Huntington Botanical Gardens. I asked about
chilling, but the person who sold the bulbs said that the Watsonia
Snowball didn't require chilling like tulips.
Guess I'll call/email them to check on planting times.
Interesting guideline, but air temperature is not necessarily indicative of
soil temperature in a given spot. Exposure to sun, proximity to warming
factors like the house foundation, elevation relative to higher or lower
places in the yard, all these things will have an effect.
Unfortunately, the gardener may have to listen to extended weather
forecasts, read actual paper books (from a library) about the species he
intends to plant, and then simply DO IT. Work, thinking, common sense, and
risk, in other words.
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