Spring-Planted Bulbs Guide Planting Instructions Dig a hole to the required depth. Depth is measurement of space between the soil line and top of
bulb or bare root. Set the
bulbs or bare root in place, pointed side or sprout side upward. Cover the
bulbs by replacing the soil and water thoroughly. Planting Region Map Recommended Planting Times April - June
March - May
February - April
Professional Facts & Tips Plant
summer flowering bulbs and tubers AFTER the last frost date in your area. Quality
bulbs and well drained soil are the two most important ingredients to a successful Summer garden.
Summer bulbs require a great deal of water immediately after planting. The soil in your garden should be continually moist. Sprouting is healthy; plants are anxious to get into the ground again.
Maintain a pH level of 6 to 7 to bring out the true color of
flower bulbs. Additional fertilizer is not necessary for
summer flowering bulbs and tubers. Many
summer flowering bulbs and tubers are well suited for patio containers and should be planted closer for a full look. A variety of
summer bulbs make great cut flowers. Some of the taller varieties may require staking. Plant your
summer flowering bulbs and tubers within the season of purchase. You may need to lift your
bulbs and tubers in the Fall and replant next Spring. Shake off any soil and air dry for several days before storing in a cool, dry, well ventilated location. Do not store in plastic; plants need to breathe.