When is the best time of year to plant tulips and other flower bulbs?
Tulip bulbs and other spring flowering bulbs should be planted in the Autumn / Fall, before the ground is frozen.
Answered by Miriam Young
Miriam Young is the owner of PlantConcierge.com
As Miriam said, spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips, daffodils (Narcissus), crocus, hyacinths and others are planted in autumn.
As a general rule of thumb, the depth that you plant a bulb should be equal to three times the diameter of that bulb. For instance, if you're planting a tulip bulb that's approximately 2 inches in diameter, it should be planted about 6 inches deep. Larger bulbs, like daffodils, may go slightly deeper, while small bulbs such as crocus or snowdrops may only go 2-3 inches deep. Good drainage is essential for bulbs if you want them to continue to return, year after year.
Answered by Troy B. Marden...Gardens from USA, Nashville, in June 2010.
Troy B. Marden...Gardens is a Garden Writer, Television Host and Designer