Answer: You'll be doing your bulbs a favor by getting them into the ground before December. They are quite frost hardy and it won't matter if your garden has experienced a few frosts before they're planted. They will grow roots as long as the soil temperature is above freezing. They'll stop growing when it freezes and then begin growing again when soil temperature begin to warm. Go ahead and get them in the ground sometime within the next 6-8 weeks and they'll be just fine. If you don't plant them, they will perish.
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