October 21st, 2019

How deep should I plant my Fall bulbs?

The basic rule of thumb is that the hole should be at least three times as deep as the height of the bulb. Use the chart above for the required planting depth of your bulbs. Don’t worry about your bulbs being planted an inch or two deeper than recommended; in most cases this provides the bulb with a little extra protection. Our packaging provides you with a variety of specific guidelines and planting tips.

When should I plant my Fall bulbs?

Fall planting bulbs are plant species that need to be planted in the ground in the Fall before the first hard frost. It is best to wait until the outside temperature does not reach 65 degrees anymore. Bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, narcissus, hyacinths, iris, allium, fritillaria, and scilla require a cold period in order to form roots, and based on lighting and warmth conditions will bloom in the Spring.

*BULB PLANTING CHART and information courtesy Netherland Bulb Company