Storing unplanted bulbs

AuntBarbieFebruary 24, 2013

I've been given a couple of dozen freesia bulbs and know that its too late to plant them here. Can I hold them over to early autumn if potted in dry soil or peat? Or......?

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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

My Freesias stay in the ground all year, unless I'm having a renewal session.

Which means they get whatever rain and drought come to them over the summer. They will probably start thinking about coming up in March- April.

If they're in company with annuals or succulents that don't get watered deeply and daily they should be fine.

I don't think I'd use peat, though. Gritty soil would definitely be better. Excellent drainage and good sun-hours essential. And frost protection - otherwise the leaves go mushy just when they're needed.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 3:24AM
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