"unplanted Variation Of Flower Blubs" - Knowledgebase Question

Pompton Lakes, NJ
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Question by jpawz96
October 28, 2002
How long does a variation of unplanted flower blubs last for since I cant plant them over the winter or will they be ok to plant next spring?

Answer from NGA
October 28, 2002
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to hold spring flowering bulbs over the winter. They require a chilling period of several months duration in order to bloom, so they need to be planted outside in the ground or else chilled in a refrigerator (and away from fruit that could give off ethylene gas) and then planted. Perhaps if you can't plant them, a friend could plant them and then you could go visit them when they bloom next spring.

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