bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by greenekj
December 30, 2010
Are there any bulbs i can plant in the winter or early spring that will bloom in the summer-winter months?


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Answer from NGA
December 30, 2010

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Summer-flowering bulbs (which can be bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes and roots) are usually tender plants that can die when they experience freezing temperatures. They typically are planted after the last spring frost and need to be dug up and stored for the winter. These include tuberous begonias, caladium, calla lily, dahlias, elephant ear, and gladiolus. Fall and winter-blooming bulbs include colchicum, fall-blooming crocus, sternbergia, daffodil varieties, cyclamen, and winter aconite. These, too, are planted in the springtime but are a little hardier so they can be left in the ground in your gardening zone (7b). Best wishes with your garden.

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