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Purple iris, one of many bulbs in Florida

Bulbs in Florida

Bulbs are thick underground storage organs that help plants survive tough weather conditions, such as droughts or cold. Common northern species, like tulips, need a cold resting period, and Florida’s winters are too warm to provide this type of dormancy. However, gardeners can choose from a wide variety of plant bulbs in Florida, including crinum, cannas, amaryllis and more.

For more information on the best bulbs to plant in your area, how to grow bulbs, and pest management, contact your local Extension agent or check out these publications.

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