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Flower Bulbs which Perform Better in Warmer Climates

Most flower bulbs perform well through horticultural zone 7 under normal weather and planting conditions. Although there are no guarantees, there are some flower bulbs that have also been known to bloom nicely in the warmer climates of horticultural zone 8, although special care is usually required and they will not likely return for subsequent years of bloom.

Generally, flower bulbs need to be precooled prior to planting in horticultural zones 8 and warmer. (It is recommended that tulips similarly be prechilled in horticultural zone 7 in the event of a mild winter.) One should confirm both the horticultural zone of their particular micro-climate as well as instructions on precooling through a local garden center or local horticultural authority.

In the warmer climates of horticultural zone 8 (immediately following precooling), flower bulbs should be planted in partial sunlight to protect them from scorching sun and heat and thereby help to prolong the blooming period. Make sure to never plant flower bulbs shallow; follow the planting instructions and plant them at least as deep as specified. A light 2" covering of mulch also helps to retain moisture in the soil as well as to keep the soil a bit cooler. Also make sure that they receive proper watering if rainfall is insufficient.

Tulips
Tulipa bakeri Lilac Wonder
Tulipa biflora
Tulipa clusiana Cynthia
Tulipa clusiana var. chrysantha
Tulipa clusiana var. chrysantha Tubergen's Gem
Tulipa orphanidea flava
Tulipa saxatilis
Tulipa vvedenskyi Tangerine Beauty
Emperor Tulip Flaming Purissima
Emperor Tulip Humoresque
Emperor Tulip Orange Emperor
Emperor Tulip Red Emperor
Emperor Tulip Rosy Dream
Emperor Tulip Sweetheart
Emperor Tulip White Emperor
Emperor Tulip Yellow Purissima
Emperor Tulip Mixture
Double Early Tulip Monte Carlo
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Burning Heart
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Cream Jewel
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Daydream
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Dutch Fair
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Elizabeth Arden
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Golden Parade

Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Gudoshnik
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Hollands Glory
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Jewel of Spring
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Lightning Sun
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Ollioules
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Orange Bowl
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Parade
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Pink Impression
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip President Kennedy
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Rainbow Warrior
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Silverstream
Giant Darwin Hybrid Mixture
Parrot Tulip Blue Parrot
Parrot Tulip Flaming Parrot
Parrot Tulip Orange Favorite
Lily Flowering Tulip White Triumphator
Fringed Tulip Burgundy Lace
Single Late Tulip Cri de Coeur
Single Late Tulip Dordogne
Single Late Tulip Dreamland
Single Late Tulip Francoise
Single Late Tulip Kingsblood
Single Late Tulip La Courtine
Single Late Tulip Maureen
Single Late Tulip Menton
Single Late Tulip Mrs. John T. Scheepers
Single Late Tulip Queen of the Night
Single Late Tulip Renown

Narcissi

Large Cupped Narcissus Fortissimo
Large Cupped Narcissus Ice Follies
Pink Trumpet Narcissus Eastern Dawn
Pink Trumpet Narcissus Pink Champion
Double Narcissus Cheerfulness
Double Narcissus Tahiti
Double Narcissus Yellow Cheerfulness

More Narcissi

Triandrus Narcissus Hawera
Triandrus Narcissus Ice Wings
Triandrus Narcissus Lemon Drops
Triandrus Narcissus Petrel
Triandrus Narcissus Rippling Waters
Triandrus Narcissus Stint
Triandrus Narcissus Thalia
Cyclamineus Narcissus February Gold
Cyclamineus Narcissus Tete a Tete
Poeticus Narcissus Actaea
Jonquilla Narcissus Baby Moon
Jonquilla Narcissus Bell Song
Jonquilla Narcissus Dickcissel
Jonquilla Narcissus Fruit Cup
Jonquilla Narcissus Intrigue
Jonquilla Narcissus Pink Angel
Jonquilla Narcissus Pueblo
Jonquilla Narcissus Punchline
Jonquilla Narcissus Quail
Jonquilla Narcissus Sundisc
Jonquilla Narcissus Suzy
Jonquilla Narcissus Waterperry
Tazetta Narcissus Avalanche
Tazetta Narcissus Cragford
Tazetta Narcissus Falconet
Tazetta Narcissus Golden Dawn
Tazetta Narcissus Minnow
Tazetta Narcissus Silver Chimes
Species Miniature Narcissus bulbocodium Conspicuus
Species Miniature Narcissus Canaliculatus
Species Miniature Narcissus Jonquilla Simplex
Scheepers Gold Medal Southland Mixture
Van Engelen's Southland Grand Mix

Allium

Allium aflatunense
Allium bulgaricum
Allium cowanii
Allium flavum
Allium karativiense
Allium Mars
Allium Mount Everest
Allium multibulbosum
Allium rosenbachianum
Allium schubertii
Allium sphaerocephalon
Allium triquetrum
Allium unifolium

Anemone blanda
Anemone blanda Blue Star
Anemone blanda Charmer
Anemone blanda Pink Star
Anemone blanda White Splendour
Anemone blanda Mixture

Brodiaea
Brodiaea lactea
Brodiaea Queen Fabiola

Chionodoxa
Chionodoxa gigantea
Chionodoxa gigantea alba
Chionodoxa Pink Giant

Crocus
Species Crocus
Large Flowering Crocus

Galanthus
Galanthus elwesii
Galanthus nivalis Flore Pleno

Hyacinthoides
Hyacinthoides hispanica Excelsior
Hyacinthoides hispanica Rosabella
Hyacinthoides hispanica White City
Hyacinthoides hispanica Mixture

Leucojum
Leucojum aestivum Gravetye Giant
Leucojum vernum

Ornithogalum
Ornithogalum balansae
Ornithogalum magnum
Ornithogalum nutans Silver Bells
Ornithogalum umbellatum

Muscari
Muscari ambrosiacum
Muscari armeniacum
Muscari armeniacum Cantab
Muscari armeniacum Saffier
Muscari armeniacum Superstar
Muscari Blue Spike
Muscari comosum
Muscari neglectum
Muscari paradoxum

Scilla
Scilla siberica alba
Scilla siberica Spring Beauty
Scilla tubergeniana

Best of the Rest
Anemone Giants
Calla aethiopica
Corydalis Solida
Eremurus
Fritillaria glauca Goldilocks
Geranium tuberosum
Ipheion uniflorum Wisley Blue
Rockgarden Iris
Ranunculus
Amaryllis
Paperwhites