Gardening

Spring bulbs: list of 10 beautiful flowers


Bulbs are a 100% success guarantee, even for novice gardeners. Just put them in the ground in the fall, point upwards, to a depth of three times their size. In spring, beautiful, colorful and vigorous flowers will emerge from the ground!

Discover spring bulbs through a list of 10 must-have flowers.

Hyacinth

  • Variety: Hyacinthus orientalis ‘Blue Magic’
  • Flowering period: March April
  • Interest: its inflorescences composed of flowers with curved petals, sporting an intense blue with a white heart
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : drained, deep, fertile
  • The little extra? Its intoxicating scent!

Grape hyacinth

  • Variety: Muscari armeniacum
  • Flowering period: April May
  • Interest: its small blue-purple clusters that form flower carpets
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : drained and loose
  • The little extra? Hardy above -15 ° C, this plant is not afraid of the cold!

Cyclamen

  • Variety: Cyclamen coum ‘Album’
  • Flowering period: February to April
  • Interest: its small flowers with white, curved and rounded petals contrasting with a purple heart and stem
  • Exhibition: partial shade, shade
  • Ground : light, drained, fairly rich
  • The little extra? Its winter flowering which colonizes shaded areas.

Ornamental garlic

  • Variety: Allium giganteum
  • Flowering period: June July
  • Interest: its perfectly spherical inflorescences forming beautiful balls of purple flowers
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : light and well drained
  • The little extra? Its XXL size of 1.50m high.

Tulip

  • Variety: Tulipa x Darwin ‘Ollioules’
  • Flowering period: April
  • Interest: the color chart of its flowers ranging from pink to white, including orange
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : rich and drained
  • The little extra? An ideal flower in a bouquet.

Snowdrops

  • Variety: Galanthus nivalis
  • Flowering period: january to march
  • Interest: its small drooping flowers in the shape of bells, braving the cold of winter
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade, shade
  • Ground : fresh, drained, fairly rich
  • The little extra? Its delicately scented and honey-bearing flowers.

Narcissus

  • Variety: Narcissus ‘Chantilly’
  • Flowering period: April May
  • Interest: its large white and rounded petals, open on a wavy golden yellow crown
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : drained, rich and light
  • The little extra? Its large size allows it to be used as a bouquet.

Iris

  • Variety: Iris germanica ‘Smiling Faces’
  • Flowering period: April May
  • Interest: this curly iris features ivory white petals, topping bright yellow falls
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : drained, neutral to lime
  • The little extra? With its bright colors, this flower brings the freshness of spring to the massifs.

Anemone

  • Variety: Anemone blanda ‘Blue Splendor’
  • Flowering period: March April
  • Interest: its small flowers with a rustic daisy-like look, with purple petals and a yellow heart
  • Exhibition: sun, partial shade
  • Ground : fresh but drained
  • The little extra? Forming floral cushions, the anemone acts as a ground cover if planted in numbers.

Crocus

  • Variety: Crocus chrysanthus ‘Cream Beauty’
  • Flowering period: February March
  • Interest: its cup-shaped flower of a very soft creamy yellow, enhanced by bright orange stamens
  • Exhibition: Sun
  • Ground : drained, neutral to lime
  • The little extra? Its early flowering which goes well with that of the snowdrop.

How to maintain spring bulbs?

Most spring bulbs can stay put, as long as the soil is well-drained during their rest period. They should be allowed to flower and cut to the brim when the whole plant is dry. Be careful, not just the flower, the leaves too! Indeed, this is when the bulbs stock up on nutrients to bloom again the following year.

Video: Fall Planted Spring Flower Bulb Haul - Longfield Gardens Unboxing Tulips, Ranunculus, Hyacinth More (October 2020).