Bulb Planting - Knowledgebase Question

Braddock Hills, PA
Question by JNS1
December 26, 1997
I purchased tulip bulbs, crocus bulbs and chionodoxa bulbs. It says to plant all bulbs September to December. As usual time got away from me and I want to know if it is too late to plant them now and if it is when can I plant them?


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Answer from NGA
December 26, 1997

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Join the crowd! Many of us discover a bag of bulbs in the garage when we're looking for something completely different! As long as the ground isn't frozen, it's okay to plant the bulbs. Bulbs need about 6 weeks to form roots before they bloom, otherwise the quality of the blossoms will be compromised. You'll probably be getting fewer blooms and smaller flowers, but there's no way to fix that this year. So, go ahead and plant them - then hope for the best!

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