When To Plant Summer Bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

Robbinsville, NJ
Question by Bubbie320
April 17, 2000
When is it safe in the Northeast to plant summer bulbs such as Dahilias and Lillies?

Answer from NGA
April 17, 2000


Dahlias can be planted a week or two before the last expected frost date, and hardy lilies can be planted as early as the soil can be worked. Some gardeners will start dahlias a bit earlier in pots so they can have a head start, but if you do this make sure to protect the tops from frost.

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