Zone 3 Hardy Bulbs

kimooreMay 31, 2012

I live in zone 3, in NE, Nevada. What bulbs can I plant in my zone, besides tulips and daffodils, (those do really well and are very beautiful,) but Im looking for other varieties. Thanks so much!

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kimoore

I dont have a green thumb when it comes to flowers, (i can grow fruits and veg like nobodys buisness, lol,) but flowers, not so much. I would like stuff that will come back and come back strong year after year.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 11:25PM
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kimoore

nothing?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 5:14PM
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debbiecz3(z3MB)

Are you looking for spring or summer flowering bulbs? Some spring flowering bulbs that come to mind are chionodoxia, scilla siberica, grape hyacinth, pushkinia, crocus. These are all small but very pretty. Botanical tulips are also quite attractive and very different from regular tulips in that they are small and very hardy. My favorite is tulip tarda.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 5:29PM
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kimoore

Awesome! I would like to plant spring and summer flowering bulbs. Right now Im trying out sunchokes, and they are doing really well. I also like the idea dual purpose planting. When the sunchokes start to take over, i can dig them up and eat them. Any summer blooming bulbs? and the ones you mentioned above, theyre zone 3 hardy? Im assuming they are.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2012 at 9:12PM
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debbiecz3(z3MB)

I'm actually zone 2b and all these bulbs grow well in my garden. Summer bulbs I grow include dahlias, eucomis, canna and calla lilies. These are not hardy and must be dug in the fall (or planted in pots which I do) and stored indoors over the winter. There are many others to choose from.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 11:01PM
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debbiecz3(z3MB)

Alliums are also hardy depending on the variety; I grow Purple Sensation, Globemaster and Christophii. Some list these as only hardy to zone 4 or 5 but I have no problem growing them. They bloom late spring to early summer and are a good bridge between spring and summer bloomers.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 6:18PM
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kimoore

Great! Thanks for the help everyone!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 12:35PM
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