Can You Plant Flower Bulbs In The Spring?
If you haven’t yet planted your bulbs, it’s not too late to get them in
Flower bulbs are one of the easiest plants to grow - just pop them in the ground
before the first frost in fall and wait for gorgeous blooms in spring. But what if you've missed the ideal for time for planting or you've simply forgotten about
them? Can you plant bulbs in spring?
How Late Can You Plant Bulbs In The Spring?
We're often asked can you plant bulbs in the spring? Luckily, the answer is yes, you
• Can you plant tulip bulbs in the spring?
It’s possible to plant tulip bulbs in late winter and early spring. Blooming is not
guaranteed but most important is that you've stored the bulbs in a cold spot, such as a refrigerator. If not stored cold, the bulbs didn't have their winter rest and they will have a hard time to bloom.
• Can you plant iris bulbs in the spring?
Yes, fall planting is usually recommended for irises but Dutch iris bulbs planted in
the spring will still bloom, although the blooming time may be later.
• Can you plant daffodil bulbs in the spring?
You can plant daffodils in the spring but they will probably not bloom until spring in
the following year. Only when stored in a cool place like a refrigerator will make them bloom when planted in late winter or early spring.
Can You Plant Flower Bulbs In The Spring In Colorado?
Spring flower bulbs should be planted before the first freeze so, in Colorado, that
means you should get them in the ground by mid-October.
Can You Plant Bulbs In The Spring In Pots?
If you come across some bulbs you’ve forgotten to plant and the ground is frozen,
you can still plant them in pots. Plant them just an inch or two below the soil
surface and keep them in a sheltered spot for the rest of the winter. They should
still bloom but the blooms may be smaller.
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tulips, hyacinth, and iris to suit every location. To find out more about growing
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