Asked on Oct 5, 2017

What's the best time of year to plant bulbs in South Carolina?

Bobbi LivelyDebMCatherine Anspaugh


4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 5, 2017

    spring bulbs are planted in the fall,fall bulbs are planted in the spring
  • Catherine Anspaugh
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Late fall definitely. The key is that you want the soil to be cold enough that the bulbs don't think it is spring and time to bloom. They need to be in that dormant winter state.
  • DebM
    on Oct 5, 2017

    I'm in Georgia and because we don't get enough cold days in winter to cool the soil to very low temps like up north, I chill my spring bulbs like daffodils, crocus and tulips in my fridge crisper drawer (not with food in the drawer) and plant in early December. Other types of bulbs like lilies, allium, etc can be planted any time of year. Btw I am in zone 8b.
  • Bobbi Lively
    on Oct 5, 2017

    now - in the fall before freezes come.
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