Bring Vibrant Color to Your Spring Garden by Planting Different Types of Flower Bulbs
Nothing says spring like the brightly colored blooms of crocuses, hyacinth, daffodils, narcissi, tulips and alliums. It’s easy to light up your beds, borders, and pots with their dazzling shades and sweet fragrance; by choosing different types of flower bulbs, you can enjoy a stunning display from early February through to May.
Types of Flower Bulbs for Early Spring Color
The cup-shaped gold, purple and white blooms of crocuses are amongst the earliest flower bulbs, bringing glamour to the garden in early spring. Chionodoxa (Glory of the Snow) is a lesser-known beauty that deserves wider recognition. Early daffodils such as Tete a Tete and Jetfire are a welcome sight after the dark days of winter, while anemone blanda looks gorgeous combined with Muscari (grape hyacinths) and early flowering tulips such as Apricot Beauty.
Types of Flower Bulbs for Color in Mid Spring
Think daffodils and narcissi, and yellow, trumpet-shaped blooms come to mind. Yet there’s a vast range of shapes and colors such as white, orange and even pink to choose from. Come April and the tulips take center stage, with elegant shapes and gorgeous colors to suit every situation. Plant on their own or create lovely combinations with hyacinths or narcissi.
Later Blooming Types of Flower Bulbs
Late season tulips extend the blooming season into May with varieties such as Angelique and Spring Green. Allium blooms on their stately stems bring pops of color around your garden and bridge the gap to your summer planting schemes.
Flower bulbs are very easy to grow but as they need to be planted in fall, a little forward planning is essential. For more inspiration, discover our range of different types of flower bulbs and bring your garden to life next spring with months of beautiful, bold color and fragrance.