"unplanted Variation Of Flower Blubs" - Knowledgebase Question

Pompton Lakes, NJ
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?


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Answer from NGA
October 28, 2002

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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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