Cool Blues Blend
Fall Planting: This item is available for purchase from April-October while supplies last. This product will ship September-October according to hardiness zone.
Anemone and Muscari americanum. This custom mix of Grecian Windflowers and Blue Muscari are easy to plant, easy to grow and will create an impressive carpet of cool, blue tones in early to mid-spring. Height 4-6". Bulb size varies.
Sold as: Pkg of 100
|1||Pkg of 100||$ 25.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 100||$ 23.35 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 100||$ 22.10 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 100||$ 20.75 / pkg|
Bulbs for Fall Planting: Plant the bulbs as soon as possible once you have received them. If you cannot plant the bulbs as soon as they have been shipped to you, remove the bulbs from plastic bags and put them on trays with damp peat moss or sawdust in a cool, well-ventilated place until you have a chance to plant them. Do not store them at temperatures below 4°C. Generally all bulbs planted in the fall are hardy and do not need any special protection unless specified.
Where to Plant: The most important rule when planting bulbs is to choose an area that is well-drained. Most bulbs will rot or deteriorate quickly where soil is constantly damp. Most bulbs thrive in full sun, or at least 5-6 sunny hours daily. Some bulbs such as fritillaria and wood hyacinths prefer filtered shade. Within each individual bulb or perennial variety it is stated what type of light conditions are preferred.
Planting Bulbs General Info: Plant bulbs individually by digging a hole for each bulb with a trowel or bulb planter, or place several bulbs on the bottom surface of a larger hole, then cover with soil. As planting depths and spacing varies depending on the type of bulb, refer to the cultural information found later in this guide.
Whichever method you use, be sure to loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole and work in a handful of organic fertilizer such as Veseys Bulb Fertilizer. Then press each bulb firmly into the soil, top pointing up and fill in the hole. When in doubt as to which way is up on a bulb, plant it on its side and let 'Mother Nature' decide! After planting, water the area well to settle the soil and to start the roots growing. If rainfall is sparse, you may need to water the bulbs once a week to help them get established.
Plant them in groups of at least five bulbs, 3"-5" apart and 3"-5" deep.
All have the same cultural requirements; they thrive in sun or part shade, in any well drained soil. Muscari naturalizes easily and will form large colonies that persist for years.
Before planting, soak the rhizomes in tepid water for 24 hours. Plant immediately after soaking, 3-4 inches apart and 2-3 inches deep. If you cannot tell top from bottom plant the tubers on their sides. Best grown in full sun. In part shade, anemones naturalize less readily, flower later and have smaller blooms. Plant 5cm deep and 3-5cm apart.
Divide mature clumps of Anemone as soon as the leaves have died back.