early spring bloom timing (Heart's Delight, Avalanche)

tunnymowg(z6b Salt Lake)April 24, 2009

When do Kaufmanniana tulips bloom? Is it with early daffodils, or before that even, with iris reticulata and crocuses? I'm already planning my fall bulb order (of course!), and one of the combinations I'm thinking of is the 'Heart's Delight' Kaufmanniana, 'Avalanche' narcissus and 'Blue Festival' multi-flowering hyacinths. Might these bloom together? I'm really unsure about Avalanche. Some call it early, but others list it as mid-season (and after 'Erlicheer,' which has just now started blooming for me - much later than it did last year).

Dianne

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linnea56(z5 IL)

I have both Kauffmania and Greigii tulips. Both bloom much earlier than regular tulips. Those bloom at the same time as my pink Festival hyacinths, which start blooming more than 2 weeks earlier than regular hyacinths. I donÂt have that kind of daffodil. My Ice Follies daffodils, which I consider to be early, are blooming at the same time as all of the above: just finishing now.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 6:39PM
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tunnymowg(z6b Salt Lake)

Thanks, linnea. Do the Kaufmannianas bloom with the Greigii? I have some Greigiis and they don't seem particularly early for me. They've just finished, while my neighbor's multiflowering hyacinths were done a week or two ago. So I'm hoping for the Kaufmanns to bloom just a bit earlier. About 75% of what I can find on 'Avalanche' describes it as early, so I think I'll just go for it.

Dianne

    Bookmark   April 29, 2009 at 9:49AM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

I have about 4-5 different Greigiis, one is the very first to bloom (Red Riding Hood) and some are in full swing now.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2009 at 12:12AM
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