Snow drops like to be moved “in the green”, or right after the flowers have died. I wondered what other bulbs might do well this way. I have moved daffodils that needed to be thinned out this way, and they have done very well, though the bloom the first year is scanty.
I have tons of scilla that need thinning out. Major problem in waiting till they die down is finding them in the fall. Has anyone ever moved scilla “in the green”?
I haven’t moved Scilla, but I imagine it would be fine moved this way. As Margaret explains in moving bulbs the main danger of moving ‘in the green’ is of breaking the leaves and thus removing the source of food to the bulb. Scilla is small enough that it should be easy to move with out breaking off much, if any foliage.
I moved a ton of crocus mid-blooming and english/spanish pre-blooming but very green – all did extremely well.
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.