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Thread: Bulbs...Help!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Newfoundland, Canada


    Hi all, I'm a newbie here...
    I have new boxes of Iris, Narcissus, and Tulips. I'm dying to plant them, but it's June 12! When should I plant them?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Maryland zone 7
    Hi Oldtrout,

    Not sure how you could have "new" boxes of tulips and narcissus at this time of the year. If the bulbs are firm and don't have any sign of mold, you can plant them now. They may not bloom next spring, but if you mark the bed where you plant them, you will know if they send up any leaves. It might take a couple of seasons for any flowers to appear. I wouldn't recommend you add any fertilizer at this time of the year as they should remain dormant now, but do add lots of compost to the planting bed.

    You should plant your iris now as well. Don't expect any flowers for at least 2 to 3 years.


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