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

Posted by tunnymowg z6b Salt Lake (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 24, 09 at 14:37

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).


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

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 dont 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.

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

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.


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

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

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