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Planting bulbs in acid soil (companion for rhodo)?

iamtoiamto Posts: 111

I plan to have some small rhododendrons and plant bulbs like Narcissus pseudonarcissus, daffodils and tulips under them. But will it work well? Do they like acid soil or will they suffer?

Anyone with experience on this combo?

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,195

    Friends of mine have a one hectare garden on acid soil planted with loads of rhodos and azaleas and thousands of snowdrops, narcissi, cyclamen, tulips and so on and so forth.

    If in doubt, look up the bulbs you fancy planting on the RHS website which will tell you if any need neutral or alkaline soil..  

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  • iamtoiamto Posts: 111
    Verdun says:

    Of course, many....or most...lilies actually prefer acid soil. 

    See original post

     Ok, do you know if tulips will like it too?

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,269

    The most important thing for most tulips is good drainage. My bog standard red and yellow tulips grow in anything, including wet clay, but the more fussy, fancy varieties we like to grow in our gardens need good soil, good drainage and sun. image

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    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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