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Acidanthera bulbs

dozyrosiedozyrosie Posts: 15

I've just received 50 Acidanthera bulbs from Hayloft - I don't remember ordering them; they might have been a freebie or special offer. They flower in late summer and when i looked them up, it said to plant the bulbs in spring after frost.

What should I do with them now? Any advice welcome!

Rosette

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850

    plant them.

    nothing to lose, they won't be alive by next year. 

  • dozyrosiedozyrosie Posts: 15

    Thanks!

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,999

    https://www.sarahraven.com/flowers/plants/container_plants/acidanthera_murielae.htm

    Hello dozyrosie ; just flicking through the forum and saw your thread from this morning ! Have a look at the above ; should tell you everything you need to know image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850

    It doesn't help when they're not delivered til after the planting time

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,999

    Far too late to plant now ; hopefully they'll get through winter stored cool somewhere .

    (Brilliant time to send them ....Duh!!image ).

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850

    i would plant. There's no time in a bulbs natural life when it's stored. 

  • 50 for free is good, put half in ground or pots and lift/store before winter and put the rest in a cool dry place.

    I think these take a couple of years to flower

  • dozyrosiedozyrosie Posts: 15

    Thanks for the advice, lovely people. I'm going to plant half in a pot, and bring indoors after autumn, and store the other half somewhere cool and dark.

    Rosette

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,999

    Good luck and I hope they succeed image

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