Asked on May 2, 2017

Do holiday flower bulbs need to be planted in the fall?

NamaStay DesignClaudeJudy Ferrell
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Why do bulb flowers received at holidays have to be planted in the fall?
4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 2, 2017

    What bulbs are you referring to?
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 2, 2017

    all bulb flowers have to go through a period or cold and/or freezing temps to bloom. therefore you can plant anytime but they will not bloom till they have had a cold season.
    • NamaStay Design
      on May 3, 2017

      there are a lot of bulbs that you plant in the spring for summer color that dont need to have a cold season before they bloom, like gladiolas.
  • Claude
    on May 3, 2017

    They need 30 day chill hours...place in paper bag in your fridge for a month, then plant. Be aware however that forcing bulbs in this manner may keep bulbs from returning next year.
  • NamaStay Design
    on May 3, 2017

    It's called cold stratifying. It's not just bulbs, there are many herbs and perennials that need to have the seeds cold stratified before planting. I just pulled my grape seeds out of the fridge last week and planted them and they just started to sprout this morning
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