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Old 03-05-2009, 08:02 AM
 
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I know most bulbs need to be planted in the Fall but my understanding is there are certain flowers that the bubls can be planted in early spring (March April) and they will grow and bloom later that same season. Am I mistaken. Can I only plant "pre-chilled" bulbs now? What types of bulbs can I plant this month?

Thanks!

Edit: Ok, I think I have just found some answers to my question here: Summer Flowering Bulbs. But I would still appreciate any additional tips.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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I know most bulbs need to be planted in the Fall but my understanding is there are certain flowers that the bubls can be planted in early spring (March April) and they will grow and bloom later that same season. Am I mistaken. Can I only plant "pre-chilled" bulbs now? What types of bulbs can I plant this month?

Thanks!

Edit: Ok, I think I have just found some answers to my question here: Summer Flowering Bulbs. But I would still appreciate any additional tips.
Day Lillies I am sure would be great. Mine are coming up now, but they last so long you might be able to get them in the ground now and have them blue in the late summer or fall.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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Dahlias and cannas are planted in spring and make lovely summer-to-frost flowers. I get mine from Dutch Gardens--check out their dahlia called "tout a toi" -- it has gorgeous flowers.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:25 AM
 
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Costco, around this time of year, typically has a huge selection of spring/summer bulbs and roots.

This doesn't really answer your question, but it gives you an idea of what's available. They come as an assortment that is matched for sizes, colors, and what looks good together. I've bought them in the past and they were great.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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Caladiums are a great bulb/tuber that do well in part shade. I'm especially fond of the ones with red leaves.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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I plan to plant some daylilies. I figure if they can grow in the NCDot beds along side 40 then they are hardy. BTW, the like lots of sun (as one of my neighbors discovered).

I have read and heard that Irises are very hardy and the rhizomes can survive regardless of the time of year you plant them. However, it's probably too late to get them to bloom.

Personally, my favorite are Dahlias.... I love the dinner plate ones. I grew lots of these in Oregon where it's very easy to grow them. I think I will give them a go this year. But I'm going to have to amend my soil A LOT to break up the clay.
http://www.dahlia.org/index.php?page=growing-dahlias
(Here are some planting tips on Dahlias.)
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