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Q: Fall Flower Bulbs - No Flowers

Aug 26, 2009 -

PVFS Customer question - Staff Response


I have a question regarding flowers we purchased last year.  The flowers are 10 Ranunculus Tecolote. I planted they in the late fall, but only one has appeared so far.  I wondered what I should do to get the others to come up.  If you can help me I would appreciate it.  Thanks Paula


I would gently dig the area to see if the bulbs are still there, trying not to disturb any new root hairs. Of course, they may have rotted or a rodent could have eaten them. Did you soak the bulbs first? If they are still there and hard little nuggets, you could soak them for a couple of hours and replant once they’ve swelled.

Hope this helps

Also Take a Look at our Fall Bulb Planting Guide here.

Categories: Flower Bulbs, Fall Bulbs

GardenMad1 Says:
Aug 27th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

My problem is squirrels - they eat at least 50% of the bulbs I plant.  I have tried covering them in netting but they dig that up too.
I assume the bulbs have gone if they don’t flower - I have never found any by digging for them.

Kristin Says:
Sep 1st, 2009 at 10:25 am

Try planting the bulbs in cages of gopher wire that is folded over on the top that should stop them. Good luck!

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