Find the shoot end of the bulb that features a pointed, nub-like protrusion. The shoot or nose of the bulb lies opposite the rounded end of the bulb called the basal plate. Place the basal plate at the bottom of the planting hole to accommodate future root formation. Plant the nose upward allows the flower and leaf buds easy access to the soil surface.
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