When to Plant
Delivery & Planting Times
Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall. They need cool soil to make roots before the onset of winter. Cool fall weather arrives at different times from north to south and from high elevations to low.
Please note that the temperature of the soil lags behind the air temperature. You can generally plant later than the windows provided in this map. As long as the ground is not frozen, you can still plant.
Bulbs live, like us, in the three-dimensional world, but our appreciation of them depends heavily on the fourth dimension: time. They emerge, they bloom, and they fade according to the weather and their internal clocks. First out of the gate in this collection of deer- and rodent-resistant bulbs are the snowdrops and winter wolf’s bane. They are followed by glory-of-the-snow and a pair of miniature daffodils, one yellow, one yellow with an orange cup. The show ends, after a pause, with the flat-faced flowers of a third daffodil, also very small, that has creamy petals and dainty golden cups. For a perennial performance, you must wait to mow until the bulb foliage has completely yellowed. Sold in crates of 1500 only. See the photos for the number of each item in a crate. Each item is packed separately and labeled. Introduced 2022.
Deer and Rodent Resistant
Note to customers in warm climates: Some of the bulbs in this collection require prechilling and are unlikely to perform well beyond the first spring.
|Sunlight||Full (6+ hours sun per day)|
Bulb size is determined by the circumference around the largest part of the bulb. Colorblends only delivers top size bulbs. Large bulbs produce more or larger flowers than small bulbs.
Hardy in USDA zones 5a to 7a in the South or 8b on the West Coast. Prechill in zones 7b and warmer in the South, Southwest, and California.
|Bloom Time||Very Early to Mid-Late|
There are no rules for planting a Color Your Grass collection. Jacqueline van der Kloet, the Dutch designer who inspired Color Your Grass, suggests the following approach:
1. Choose a sunny location where the soil drains well.
2. Mow the grass to improve the visibility of the bulbs.
3. Open the bags and mix the bulbs in a bulb crate or wheelbarrow.
4. Toss the bulbs out onto the grass.
5. Plant the bulbs where they lie.
Detailed instructions for planting according to Jacqueline’s method will be included with every order.