Which “Fall Bulbs” are best for spring bloom in your region?

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

The bulbs like Tulips and Daffodils, that are planted in fall to bloom in spring.

Easiest flowers of all!  That’s the best thing about fall-planted bulbs.  The secret is that the flower is already formed in each bulb…no green thumb required.

And everybody loves them.  They’re the first blooms of spring, and some of the most beautiful of all.  When you plan, don’t do it by “Hardiness Zones,” do it by region.  Because many zones are widespread.  For example, The Connecticut coast is in the same zone as northern New Mexico, but the climates are totally different.  Forget your zone, and stick to the bulbs for your “region.”

Region Best Bulbs
New England States Tulips, Daffodils and all others. Plant lilies in spring.
Mid-Atlantic Coast: VA to DE Tulips, Daffodils and all others.
Appalachian Mtns: from NY State to NC and TN Tulips, Daffodils and all others.
So. Atlantic Coast: GA to NC Tulips, Daffodils and all others.
Great Lakes: WI and lakeshore MI Tulips, Daffodils and all others. Plant lilies in spring.
East Central States: IL, IN, OH, KY, TN Tulips, Daffodils and all others.
South Central States: western GA, AL, MS, northern LA, southern AR, and central TX Tulips, Daffodils and all others.
Frost-Free:  FL (so. of Orlando), far south TX, HI Amaryllis (grow in house or outside as a perennial.)
Gulf Coast: coastal AL, MS, LA, TX and all of FL north of Orlando Daffodils, Lilies. Wood Hyacinths, Starflowers
No. Central States: The Dakotas, northern NE, northern IA, WI, MI, eastern MT, eastern WY Tulips, Daffodils and all others.  Plant lilies in spring.
Central, Gt. Plains: OK, MO, southern NE, southern IA, eastern CO, eastern NM, no.TX, no. AR Tulips, Daffodils and all others.
Rocky Mtns: western MT, western WY, eastern ID, central CO Tulips, Daffodils and all others including Camassia.
Arid West: non-coastal CA, eastern OR, eastern WA, NV, AZ, eastern NM, UT, eastern ID Tulips, Daffodils and all others.
No. Pacific Coast: wes- tern WA, western OR Tulips, Daffodils and all others.
 So. Pacific Coast: coastal CA Daffodils, lilies, Dutch iris, Wild Tulips, small Alliums, Ranunculus.
Alaska Tulips, Daffodils and all others.  Plant lilies in spring.

Source:  Netherlands Flower Bulb Centre, USA