Hardiness of Bulbs: tigridia in my region - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by leslie_a_adk
April 11, 2008
There are bulbs at The Home Depot and the directions say to plant March to June...is the tigridia really hardy enough for my area? I live in Northern Minnesota in zone 3.


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Answer from NGA
April 11, 2008

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Tigridia is a summer blooming plant that, in your growing region, should be lifted and stored over the winter months and then replanted in the spring. You're right, it is not hardy in zone 3 - its rating is zones 8-10. You can plant them in the ground or in containers (for easy lifting later). Plant them as soon as possible so they can flower this summer. Then, when the weather cools in the fall, lift the bulbs and store them in a cool place that remains above freezing during the winter months.

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