Bulb Revival? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mialeeochoa
July 21, 2010
I purchased bulbs earlier this year and did not plant. Are they still usable? If so how do I revive and plant? Bearded iris, lily and another one (red and yellow like)


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Answer from NGA
July 21, 2010

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I don't think your irises and lilies will survive if you plant them now. The are programmed to sprout in the spring and spend all summer growing and manufacturing carbohydrates for the roots to store for growth the next year. Getting such a late start this year will most likely result in dwarfed and unhealthy plants. I think I'd toss them and start all over next spring with healthy new roots/bulbs.

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