Spring floweing bulbs in pachysandra?

jlc102482(6)October 6, 2012

Does anyone here have any perennial spring-flowering bulbs in pachysandra beds? I have two large, mature pachysandra beds that are horribly boring and could use some color. I hate to waste time, effort and bulbs by planting anything there if there's little hope of it coming up in the spring. I was thinking some tulips, daffodils and maybe some hyacinths. Has anyone else had luck doing this?

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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

Give daffodils a try! Tulips and hyacinths will probably not last too long but if you pick the right daffodil it should work out. Go with a tried and true older variety (basically anything that's cheap and readily available), look for the biggest bulbs and make sure it's a taller variety. Ice follies or any yellow trumpet would be good, but don't be afraid to experiment with a couple different ones here and there.
Just dig in with a shovel, pull up a couple pachysandra strands to clear a small spot and pop in the bulbs. Don't over think it :)

I used to have bunches mixed in with the pachysandra, they did fine.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 8:59PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

My only Pachysandra bed was planted in deep shade under a conifer. I planted the Pachysandra there because nothing else would grow. If yours is where it gets the sun, I agree with kato b. Al

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 9:13AM
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ofionnachta(z6 WNJ)

I have some Spanish bluebells planted in a pachysandra bed in front of the house & they are fine there. They are tough & can compete with the pachy roots.

The pachydsandra is going this spring, though. It was there when we bought the house & I have never liked it.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 2:05PM
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