Bulbs emerging from ground?

saltimboccaAugust 10, 2010

Not the shoots - the bulbs themselves! This is happening with a bunch of my early spring bulbs, mostly grape hyacinth, some crocuses. They've been blooming happily for over five years, and there is no noticeable ground erosion.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

When Muscari clumps are becoming congested they often 'come to the surface' and sit there 'greening up' like potatoes in sunlight. Were they mine, I'd dig them up, thin the clump out to big bulbs only, add some well-rotted compost - and replant.

I don't have that problem with crocus (apart from salzmannii); I do with Galanthus. They sprawl around under the trees in summer, looking abandoned, until I pounce and restore them to the depths in some amended soil. Then it takes them about three years to wriggle to the surface again. It's not uncommon...

    Bookmark   August 11, 2010 at 4:50AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

I have had the same with Amaryllis Belladonna and they will stop blooming unless dug and divided. Al

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 7:55AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Relocating daffodils
I have a number of daffodil clumps that are either...
madabouteu
Tulips - Darwin Hybrid Pride grp
I am thrilled with the colors. Amazed they are blooming...
irisgal_z9
Will my (most likely) forced tulips ever flower again?
I bought some potted tulips in Feb. '14. I transplanted...
Amy Biondolillo
Plants with deficiencies
My plants always suffer from nitrogen deficiency and...
chris_p1
Phaedranassa dubia
Hi all, I bought this bulb couple of months ago. It...
radhavall
Sponsored Products
Trans Globe 5855 DR Hanging Lantern - Dark Rust - 12W in. - 5855 DR
$226.10 | Hayneedle
Hudson Valley Pamelia 12" Wide Old Bronze Bath Light
Lamps Plus
PLC Lighting Pendant Lights 1-Light Satin Nickel Mini Drop Pendant with Frost
Home Depot
Lola One-Light Pendant by Deborah Benz
$518.00 | Bellacor
Eurofase Infinity 7" Wide Bronze and Gold Pendant
Euro Style Lighting
Desk Lamps: 13.5 in. 4 Tube Bulb Orange Desk Lamp SL-827N
$40.00 | Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™