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When to plant: bulbs, corms and tubers

by Rhiannon James

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Unsure about planting and flowering times of bulbs, corms and tubers? Our chart guides you through every month of the year: when to plant and when to expect flowers.

Table labels

P – planting time

F – flowering time

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Acis autumnalis F F P F P F P
Allium F F P P
Alstroemeria P P F F F F
Anemone P P F P F F F F P F P P
Arisaema F
Begonia P P F F F F
Canna P P F F F F F
Chionodoxa F F F F P P
Colchicum P P F F F
Crocosmia P P F F
Crocus F F P F P F
Cyclamen cilicium P P P P P F F
Cyclamen coum F F F P P P P F
Cyclamen hederifolium P P F P F P F H
Dahlia P P F F
Dierama P F F
Eranthis F F P P P
Erythronium F P P P
Freesia P F F
Fritillaria F F P P P
Galanthus F F F P P P P
Galtonia P P F F F
Gladiolus P P F F F
Hyacinthoides Hyacinthus F F P P P
Iris F F F P P
Ixia F F P P
Leucojum F F P P P
Lilium P P P F F F P P P
Muscari F F F P P
Narcissus F F P P P
Nectaroscordum F F P P
Nerine P P F F F
Ornithogalum F F F P
Ranunculus P P P F F P P P P
Scilla F F P P P
Sparaxis F F P
Sternbergia P P F F F
Tritonia P P F P F F
Tulipa F F F P
Watsonia F F F P F P F
Zantedeschia F F F P

 

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