Tulips, Hyacinths, and Daffodils - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ryanvader18
February 12, 2011
What do you reccomend for deep South Texas, Rio Grande Valley, Zone 9? (refer to title)
P.S. The area is a bed, it is a shady spot in the winter, and receives at least 4-8 hrs. in the Winter and Summer.


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Answer from NGA
February 12, 2011

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Sounds like you're interested in spring flowering bulbs. Bulbs that grow well in Texas include daffodil or Narcissus, crocus, grape hyacinths, Dutch iris,
ranunculus and anemones. Spring flowering bulbs are traditionally planted in the fall but because your winter weather is usually mild, the bulbs that require a winter chill should be refrigerated from October through December and then planted in the garden the first of the year. Exceptions to this chill requirement include Dutch iris, ranunculus and anemones. These can be planted in the fall and left in the garden all winter long. Hope this answers your question.

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