When to Plant Tulip Bulbs

Early November is the perfect time to plant spring bulbs. When you plant about 10 or more bulbs of the same variety in an area close together they make the most impact. Dig the area 6-8” deep and space the bulbs according to the package directions. Add a mild bulb fertilizer if desired, fill in with soil, and then water well.

Many tulip varieties benefit from planting in soil that has a PH level between 6 and 7. A high PH level will make the colors richer and brighter. A mixture of shade and sun is the best place to plant tulips because exposure to sun will bring out a tulip’s rich colors, but shade will ensure that your tulips have a longer blooming period.

Types of bulbs to plant in the fall include:

•             Tulips

•             Daffodils

•             Muscari (commonly called grape hyacinth)

•             Crocus

•             Snowdrops

•             Hyacinth

•             Narcissus

•             Allium

•             Lilies

•             Iris

•             Peonies