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Bulbs are very drought tolerant.  They are irrigated (usually) by winter rain and most prefer to be dry in the summer.  A perfect combination for our climate.  We are offering nine varieties of bulbs for 2017. 

Prices include sales tax.  We accept cash or checks (sorry, no credit cards). All proceeds from sales of these bulbs help the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County continue to offer gardening guidance and gardening-related programs and events to the residents of Sacramento County. 

For help with planting a variety of bulbs, visit our bulb planting chart.

See a list of sales dates and locations below

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Allium schubertii

Tumbleweed Onion

Huge 12 inch wide umbels of up to 100 mallow-purple florets on stems up to 8 inches. May/June. 16 inches. HZ: 5-8. Pack of 3, $8.

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Brodiaea laxa coccinea

California Firecracker

B. coccinea has showy, unusual clusters of up to a dozen, tubular, 1 inch bright red flowers with greenish-yellow tips. Early May. 24 inches. HZ: 4-8. Pack of 8, $8.

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Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus

Jacob's Ladder or the Sword Lily

This hardy heirloom has dense spires of glowing, purple-red flowers with white-striped interiors. April. 16 to 24 inches. HZ: 4-8. Pack of 10, $5.

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Hyacinthus orientalis
‘Miss Saigon’

Dark beetroot-purple with slightly paler petal edges and a twilight-blue sheen on the petals’ reverse. Early May. 4 inches, HZ: 4-8. Pack of 6, $8.

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Scilla peruviana

Featured at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center WEL Garden this long-lasting, 6 inch, globe-shaped flower is composed of over 100 compact, lavender-blue florets with thick, strappy, 12 inch foliage. Late winter to spring. 8 to 12 inches. HZ: 8-10. Pack of 1, $5.

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Tulipa dasystemon

A naturalizing tetraploid circa 1877 has star-shaped yellow flowers with white tips. Tulip Class: Species. April. 6 inches. HZ: 4-8. Pack of 10, $5.

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Tulipa linifolia

Circa 1884, this gorgeous naturalizer has brilliant scarlet-red flowers with jet black bases, gray-purple anthers and red-edged foliage. Tulip Class: Species. May. 6 inches. HZ: 4-8. Pack of 10, $5.

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Tulipa orphanidea flava

Multi-flowering, this pale orange-apricot tetraploid beauty has garnet-red tips on the outer petals and a showy, bronze center. Tulip Class: Species. May. 9 inches. HZ: 4-8. Pack of 10, $8.

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Tulipa clusiana
‘Peppermint Stick’

Bright white flowers with thick lipstick-red exterior petals and a glowing interior purple heart. Tulip Class: Species. April. 8 to 10 inches. HZ: 5-8. Pack of 10, $8.

     

 

Where can you purchase these bulbs?

We will be selling bulbs at the following events.  We accept cash or checks (sorry, no credit cards).

If you need further information, please call our office at 876-5338 Monday through Thursdays 9 AM - Noon and 1 - 4 PM. We hope to see you soon.

Saturday, August 5

Harvest Day - Pre-sale orders taken
8 AM - 2 PM
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
Fair Oaks Park, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks

Saturday, September 9

Open Garden - Pre-sale orders taken
9 AM - Noon
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
Fair Oaks Park, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks

Monday, October 2

Gardeners of the Grove - Pre-sale orders taken
6:30 PM - 8 PM
Keller-Williams Realty
9250 Laguna Springs Drive, Suite 100, Elk Grove

Saturday/Sunday October 7 and 8

Shepard Garden & Arts Center Fall Plant Sale
9 AM - 4 PM
McKinley Park, 3330 Mickinley Blvd, Sacramento

Wednesday, October 11

Open Garden
9 AM - Noon
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
Fair Oaks Park, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks

Thursday, October 12

Elk Grove Garden Club
10:30 AM - Noon
Elk Grove Congregational Church
9624 Melrose Ave., Elk Grove

Thursday, November 2

River Park Garden Club
6:30 PM - 9 PM
Fremont Presbyterian Church—Ferguson Hall
5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento

 

4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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