Fall—time to plant bulbs for next year’s spring color
Here are some of my favorite bulbs and Alison Monaghan’s (fictional heroine of Carolina Reckoning), too.
Iris species—Iris danfordiae—Zone 5-9
Late winter blooms. Full sun. Large colony.
Daffodils—Narcissus spp.—Zone 6-9
Try to find species daffodils (not hybrids) which will return year after year and increase.
Siberian squill—Scilla siberica—Zone 2-8
Early spring. Full sun to part shade. Naturalize for mass effect.
Tulips—Tulipa spp.—Zone 2-8
Full sun. Hybrids short lived in South so find species bulbs for returning blooms each year. Elegant and formal.
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