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Q.I have a bunch of old bulbs that have not been planted in years. Will they still bloom if planted?

Zone 95125 | cdorellana added on September 27, 2019 | Answered

I have a variety of bulbs that were purchased and stored in a shed for about 5 years. Can they still be planted?

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Answered on September 28, 2019

If they were stored in a cool, dry location free from frost and heat, bulbs can be stored for years. If your bulbs are still firm and don't look moldy or feel soft, I would go ahead and plant them and see if they come up. However, the older the bulb is, it decreases in quality.


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