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I planted a lot of different Allium bulbs in September for next spring but they are already started to pop through the soil in my beds and planters. Is this normal?.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    Some bulbs do that every year. They'll slow down when it gets coldimage

  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 3,981

    My allium bulbs did that last year and flowered nicely this year

    The alliums tend to do that

    Hampshire Gardener
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,201

    Yes ,it is normal. Many of the taller Alliums come from the Steppes, so they tend to be cold weather growers. Roots and leaves appear before the flower stalks and are often dried up and gone when the flowers start. They are as tough as you would imagine anything coming from the Russian Steppes to be.

  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 450

    Great thanks, wasn't sure as i've never grown alliums before.

  • eworewor Posts: 2

    I was worried about my Allium bulbs, as I planted them in early October, & they are beginning to show. I have no experience with them at all

  • It is more the allium bulbs that have been planted the previous years that come up faster than the ones planted this year

    Hampshire Gardener
  • I planted up a few pots with alium bulbs a few weeks ago, this is one of them today..

    http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8577_zpsblzkpqb7.jpg

     

    And the crocus are poking through as well..

    http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/IMG_8578_zpsimyzefhv.jpg

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    With this very warm weather everything is appearing earlier than normal. Nature will sort itself out!

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