A: The best route to success with spring flower bulbs is to plant them at the optimum times. Ideally, bulbs should be planted at least six weeks before hard, ground-freezing frost can be expected in your area.What type of bulbs to plant in spring?
Tulip and daffodil bulbs should be planted in fall or early winter for spring flowering, and early spring for summer blooms. The best time to plant bulbs is when evening low temperatures are between 5°C to 10°C (40°F to 50°F).When do I plant spring flowering bulbs?
Most of the spring flowering bulbs do best in areas that receive full sun to partial shade. In eastern North Carolina, November to early December is the best time to plant spring flowering bulbs. Planting this time of year allows the bulbs to form strong root systems and satisfy cold requirements.