Trumpets within trumpets: 4” blooms provide a stunning show of contrasting color.
‘Shrike’s luminous white petals open to reveal a golden-yellow trumpet that soon transforms to gorgeous coral pink. The trumpet is arrayed with tiny, frilled trumpets, forming a heavily frilled cup that is a wonder to behold. A fine selection for the border, your cutting garden, and, of course, your favorite vase. Long-lasting blooms are weather-resistant. Will naturalize, the bulbs coming back each spring to put on an even larger show. Bulb size: 14 cm
One cardinal rule for planting flower bulbs, is to plant them in soil that is well-drained. Check the proposed planting site for standing water after a rainfall. If you must plant where the soil is known to remain wet, raise the soil level by 6-12" above the surrounding soil.
When to Plant Flower Bulbs
Fall is the time when nearly all spring blooming bulbs are dormant and the pleasant weather allows for shipping and planting. Plant flower bulbs in September or October to allow the most root growth.
Watering Flower Bulbs
After planting flower bulbs, water thoroughly to settle the soil around them and to encourage the Start of root growth. If ample rain is lacking, it may be necessary to water new plantings once a week in the fall. Flower bulbs also require water after blooming, during the stage when foliage is ripening; water weekly if rain is sparse.