Fall Planting: This product will ship September-October according to your hardiness zone.
Ipheion uniflorum. The darkest blue Ipheion you can possibly find, Jessie starts blooming in early spring and continues to bloom well into summer! Dainty Jessie enjoys full sun or light shade and is easy to grow in most soil conditions. Height 6-10". Bulb size 4cm+ in circ.
Sold as: Pkg of 50
|1||Pkg of 50||$ 18.95 / pkg|
|2||Pkg of 50||$ 17.25 / pkg|
|3||Pkg of 50||$ 16.30 / pkg|
|4+||Pkg of 50||$ 15.35 / 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.
General Planting 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 and 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.
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.
Choose a full sun to partial shade area of the garden and prepare the soil by tilling in plenty of organic matter to a depth of at least 6 inches. Soil should drain freely or bulbs can rot. Use a mulch over the planted area to prevent weeds and protect the bulbs from severe freezes.
Dig holes 2 inches deep and the same distance apart. Plant with the pointed side up and fill in around them with soil, tamping gently. You may opt to mix in bone meal or bulb fertilizer at planting, but these plants are low nutrient users and such practices aren’t necessary for good blooms as long as the soil has been recently tilled and amended.
Watch for slug and snail damage and deal with it with organic or purchased remedies.