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1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
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Professionally-designed flower bulb collections that will combine beautifully.
Spring-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Gladiolus & Dahlias) will bloom in summer.
Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Tulips & Daffodils) will bloom in spring.
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A particularly strong spreader in the garden, 'Harmony' will create a carpet of bright blue in just a few seasons.
Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs
When you receive your spring blooming bulbs (Mini Iris, Daffodils, etc.) keep them in a dry, dark, cool place until ready to plant. They need air circulation so they will not collect moisture and rot. Planting times can vary from early October in the North to mid-to-late November in the southern regions. A good rule of thumb is to plant them about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze. For more information, read our Planting Mini Iris Bulbs article or view a planting depth illustration, on pages 14-16 of our Planting Guide.
Soil Preparation for Bulbs
A compost enriched, well-drained soil is best. Incorporate a good quality organic compost as needed. Yum Yum Mix® is recommended as an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium needed for strong plants and healthy roots. Mix a small amount into the bottom of the hole before planting your bulbs.
Many bulbs prefer full sun exposure. However, Muscaria, Allium, Galanthus, Hyacinthoides, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well.
Pink daffodils will hold their color longer if planted in dappled shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.
After planting, add a top dressing of compost or other organic material and water in thoroughly. If your winter is dry, water every three to four weeks throughout the winter and add more mulch if necessary.
Protect your Bulbs
Apply a mole or gopher repellent to the surface of the ground to protect bulbs from these burrowing mammals. As bulbs sprout, use our Deer Off Repellent to prevent deer and rabbits from browsing your spring blooms.
After your Bulbs have Bloomed
Once your bulbs have bloomed, allow the bulb foliage to brown and fade naturally since the leaves are feeding the bulb in the ground. Removal of foliage weakens the bulb and leads to fewer blooms the following year. Planting your bulbs amongst your perennials is one way to conceal the dying bulb foliage. The perennials begin to grow and fill out as the bulb foliage dies back. The perennials will then provide foliage and color in the garden from late spring through the summer and into fall. Regular fertilization with balanced organic or natural fertilizer and a re-application of mulch each fall will ensure more and more beautiful spring bulb blooms for many years!
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Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.
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Gardening Goods: All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.
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Wow tough and striking!
from Kanab UT high desert alkaline soil
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Comments about High Country Gardens Iris reticulata Harmony:
Each iris is like a fancy, earthbound, miniature silk kite that reminds me of a Chinese dragon head! All flutters and fanfare and streaking colors! They seem to be in motion even when stI'll, like a pinwheel on a breezeless day. I like to plant these near Dutch crocus and iris histriodes george, as they all come up about the same time and all those purples and yellows set each other off so beautifully. You may have a few pansies still blooming, too, if the winter has been mild...I planted these mid January of this year. I didn't have any hopes that they would bloom until the following spring, I was simply putting them in the ground for future years. So imagine my surprise when in early March they made their big show! I planted on a sunny, rock-backed, dry slope in alkaline, unamended soil. I planted among already established perennials, using my cobrahead weeder to make a little hole and then pushed in each one. I chose this spot because it needed some early spring color, everything else was dormant until the weather became much warmer. I also chose them because they don't need to be deeply planted, so I didn't disturb the roots of the existing plants much. Anyway, this is a long way to say that I highly recommend the short little beauties! I love a hardy plant that naturalizes, is unique and puts on a show when almost everything else is sound asleep.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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iris reticulata pops early spring
By Jersey girl
from Jersey City NJ
These bulbs pop at a very early time in spring when you need a lift in your spirits. I use them on corners to come up through Nepeta that is still brown and sleeping. After the flowers are gone up spring leaves that look like antennae sprouting higher than the nepetia.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Janet with no nickname
from Tucson AZ
Looked very strange in the garden blooming--such a short little plant. All bulbs came up.Next time I would plant some in a big pot. A groundcover would help make these less stark.
(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Super cute & dainty
from Boulder, Co
The perfect bit of perky color in early Spring!
Petite and pretty
from Boise, ID
These little irises were the first to bloom in my garden and lasted well.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Reliable early bloomer
By Pollinator Pam
from Montezuma, NM
These lovelies bloom alongside my crocuses every spring, and I couldn't be happier with them. They have interesting, spiky foliage that doesn't dominate a planting when it starts dying down, and they are done blooming once the muscari start taking center stage. I have heavy soils, I'm in zone 5/6, and they get a little extra water besides the 10-15 inches I get per year. The flowers themselves are beautiful small irises.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Along with some very early crocuses, these are my first blooms every year. People always stop to comment on them, and they really brighten up those last dreary days of winter. For a spring bulb, I couldn't ask for better foliage. It is spiky, so it pokes up through the winter debris; it is strong and healthy, so it doesn't flop around on other plants; and when it turns yellow, it easily pulls out of the ground for clean-up. I love irises, and these are my favorites. I grow them in all my full sun to part sun perennial beds. They have withstood my harsh garden growing conditions for a few years now, and they are still going strong.
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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