Muscari bulbs - storage and/or planting

Asked May 29, 2019, 8:12 AM EDT

I was given some muscari bulbs and was wondering what would be the best way to deal with them. They look healthy and firm (albeit some are very small), there's no foliage and very little roots. Should I plant them right away (end of May), or is it better to store them until fall and plant then? If the latter, how should they be stored and when would be the best time to plant them (I'm in North Baltimore County)?

Thank you!

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2 Responses

You can plant the bulbs now. In general it is best to plant them in the fall, usually when the trees begin to lose their leaves or around the date of the first frost. It is better to plant them now rather than holding on to them for the fall. Here is additional information about flowering bulbs: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/flowers/bulbs

Marian

Thank you!