part shade bulbs

joannembSeptember 6, 2009

I'd like to plant some tulips in containers next to my door on my front porch, but they don't get a lot of sun there. Worried that tulips won't be a good choice. Would Hyacinths be better? Looking for something white and late blooming so that they will bloom with the rest of the Maureen mayblooming tulips I'm thinking of getting.

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clumsygrdner

Have you tried small alliums? I have some under a Sweet Bay Magnolia where they have part sun. They are also late blooming

Here is a link that might be useful: White-blooming onions

    Bookmark   September 8, 2009 at 4:11PM
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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

Just a thought: as you plan to grow in containers - could you raise them in the sun and just move them into place for the flowering season - then back to the sun to finish off and form their buds for next year?

    Bookmark   September 8, 2009 at 5:42PM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

Spanish bluebells, "Hyacinthoides hispanica" will grow in almost full shade. They are beautiful. They are late bloomers.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2009 at 4:48PM
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