Bulbs forum: snowdrops

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Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
Mar 1, 2017 1:53 PM CST
Is it possible to plant snow drop bulbs in spring? Just curious...
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 1, 2017 9:46 PM CST
I have seen them sold as potted plants, that may be an option. I doubt bulbs will be available this time of year, and would be reluctant to invest if they were.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Mar 1, 2017 10:33 PM CST
Lee-Roy, perhaps are you referring to this method of planting snowdrops in the spring?https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/snowdrop/what-is-in-the-green.htm

Think its fairly common in the UK to do it this way.
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Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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Arico
Mar 2, 2017 1:03 AM CST
No no, I've heard about 'in the green', but that's not what I mean. If for some reason dormant bulbs were still available, would they be able to grow when planted in spring? Smiling
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 2, 2017 6:51 AM CST
I believe they would need to be pre cooled bulbs in order to bloom.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Steve
Millbury, MA (Zone 5b)
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steve_mass
Mar 11, 2017 1:50 PM CST
Arico said:No no, I've heard about 'in the green', but that's not what I mean. If for some reason dormant bulbs were still available, would they be able to grow when planted in spring? Smiling


It's not likely that you would be able to purchase dormant bulbs in the Spring. But If you have bulbs that are dormant and they haven't dried out you can plant them. You may not get flowers until next Spring, but they should flower. I wouldn't purchase dormant bulbs at this time that have just been in storage over the winter as these might have dried out and are no longer viable.

Steve

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