Early emergence of bulb foliage
Early emergence of bulb foliage is often seen on south or west exposures. If bulb plantings are mulched in late fall with 2-3 inches of wood chips, bark, pine needles or other organic mulch materials; this tends to keep the soil cooler and delays emergence of bulb foliage.
A sandy-loam soil could also be added to a 1.5 to 2 inch depth to help protect foliage from early emergence. This added soil depth will delay emergence the following year. Use care to not change grade too much around other landscape plants.
For more information, see the following Colorado State University Extension fact sheet(s).
For more information, see the following Planttalk Colorado™ script(s).
- Bulbs: alliums
- Bulbs: bed preparation
- Bulbs: maintaining
- Bulbs: selecting
- Bulbs: spring flowering
- Perennials: winterizing
- Bulbs: fertilizing
- Spring frosts & snows
- Last spring frosts
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Updated Tuesday, November 19, 2013