Bulb Care
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papery covered bulbs and how to plant them

Zone Santa Rosa 95409 14 | rkchappell added on August 16, 2016 | Answered

I was given some bulbs in a clay pot with soil on them and I want to replant them. I don't know how deep to plant them or what they are. They didn't even know there were plants in the soil of the pot at first. When I ran my finger over the soil I felt the dry tops of the two bulbs. I wondered if I should replant them in new soil so the tops don't show like I found them. Was that just a side effect of being dormant? Sorry, I don't have a camera on my phone.

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Alisma
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Answered on August 17, 2016

This article may help you identify your bulbs. It sounds like you may have a tunicate bulb.
http://extension.illinois.edu/bulbs/bulbbasics.cfm

If you can't identify them, you can always try planting them to see what happens! Here is information on how:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/tips-for-adding-bulbs-to-your-flower-garden.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/is-it-too-late-to-plant-bulbs-when-to-plant-bulbs.htm

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