how to store bulbs in Phoenix, az - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Beth Marks
phoenix, Ar
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Question by bmarks03
March 29, 2010
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Answer from NGA
March 29, 2010
After the foliage has ripened, dig the bulbs and keep them in a cool, dry place. A temperature of 60 to 65? F. is cool enough to prevent bulbs from drying out until time for planting. Temperatures higher than 70? F. will damage the flower inside spring-flowering bulbs. Rhizomes, tubers, and tuberous roots are more easily desiccated than bulbs and corms, and should be stored in peat, perlite, or vermiculite. In September, spring flowering bulbs should be stored in the refrigerator for 14-16 weeks and then planted out in the garden. They will bloom about February or March outdoors.

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