Planting flowering allium bulbs

donaldb(5B Worcester, MA)September 30, 2010

Is fall the best time to plant allium bulbs or should I wait until spring. I'm here in Massachusetts.

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rhubarb_stalker(Z5b Western MA)

I googled and found this:

Plant Allium bulbs in the soil in the spring, as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant them to a depth of twice the diameter of the bulb.

Here is a link that might be useful: how to grow ornamental alliums

    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 7:34AM
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luvahydrangea(Albany, NY 5)

I grow many ornamental alliums and I always plant in the fall. I've never heard of planting them in the spring before.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2010 at 8:24AM
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I never heard of planting ornamental allium bulbs in Spring also,in fact while in Illinois several weeks ago I saw some bulbs there and I just finished planting here in Kansas about 2 weeks ago to go with my others.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2010 at 4:53PM
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I plant in the fall.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 10:37AM
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Plant in the fall here too, about 6 years now, always successful.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 4:36AM
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