The Q&A Archives: Can I plant bulbs now that have been refridgerated?

Question: I purchaced Narcissus Jonquilla and Hyancinthoides Hispanica bulbs last fall but didn't plant them. I kept them in the refridge. over the winter. The dafidil bulbs are budding the second bulbs aren't. Can I still plant them now and if so how deep? I live in Mass.

Answer: Bulbs do not store well for long periods, so if you try to keep them until next fall they will not survive. Your only options now are to try planting them or throw them away. Plant the narcissus about six inches deep and the others at a depth of about three times their height. They may not bloom well for you this year but hopefully they will put out their foliage so they can rebuild energy for next year. Good luck with the bulbs!

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