This question was submitted by Sara. Researched and answered by Advanced Master Gardener Darlene
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Flower bulbs. When do I plant them and where can I find a list of bulbs that will grow in New Palestine IN and their light requirements? I love spring flowers and peonies (which I don’t think grow from bulbs but I want to plant some). Thanks
Most flowering bulbs are planted in the fall. Purdue has an excellent list of flowering bulbs with their light and soil requirements. Click here for the Purdue information. If you have further questions after reading this information, feel free to contact me again. You are correct: peonies are not grown from bulbs. By the way, Hancock County Master Gardeners are having a fall plant sale and will have some peonies for sale. The plant sale will be online and can be accessed on the Hancock County Master Gardener website http://Hancockmga.com