Top 10 easy flower bulbs to add color, creativity & adventure during Spring season
Fall-planted bulbs produce the first blooms of next year’s season. The bulbs spend the winter making roots and come up early in the spring.
So if you think that autumn’s the time to stop gardening, think again! It’s bulb-planting time
For the best displays, a little forward planning is required. Begin to plant in February to get your extreme summer with cool and fresh views.
Here are our favorite top 10 flower bulbs:
1. Saffron Crocus
Saffron has often been described as a spice that is worth more than its weight in gold. It is so expensive that you may wonder “Can I grow saffron crocus bulbs and harvest my own saffron?” The answer is yes, you can grow saffron in your home garden.
Every gardener wants this perennial. Despite its divine origins, it is hardy, reliable, and easy to grow. Irises also attract butterflies and hummingbirds and make lovely cut flowers.
Grape hyacinths (Muscari) look much like little miniature hyacinths. These plants are smaller and only get about 6 to 8 inches high.
Each grape hyacinth flower looks like it has little beads all strung together up and down the stem of the plant.
4. Lycoris or Golden spider lily
Lycoris are extensively cultivated as ornamental plants in China and Japan, and also in other warm temperate regions of the world
When the flowers of lycoris bloom, their leaves would have fallen; when their leaves grow, the flowers would have wilted. This habit gave rise to various legends.
This species has pale yellow flowers, with a darker central trumpet. The long, narrow leaves are slightly greyish green in colour and rise from the base of the stem.
This well-known European flower brings bright swathes of colour to woods and grassland in early spring.
The Latin name for daffodil is thought to have been inspired by Narcissus, who was a figure in Greek mythology said to have fallen in love with his reflection in a pool of water. The nodding head of the daffodil is said to represent Narcissus bending down and gazing at his reflection.
Also known as Amazon lily, flower resemble daffodil flowers and are sweetly scented, and borne in groups of four.
It likes shade and sheltered areas and makes an excellent potted plant.
7. Lily bulbs
Lily flowers are valued for their large, very showy, often fragrant flowers. The 6 plain or strikingly marked tepals (“petals”) are often trumpet-shaped, sitting atop tall, erect stems.
It is one of New Zealand’s most well known alpine plants. Although its name implies it is a lily and its large green leaves resemble those of one, it is in fact not a lily at all.
Flowers in brilliant shades, Blooms are packed with hundreds of petals.
Many gardeners have limited growing space and have to make hard choices about what plants they love best. Here’s a vote to include rain lilies. Rain lilies are petite, so while they won’t be the flashiest bloomers in the garden, they do naturalize well so look for more pop up with each passing year.
Rain lilies produce colorful starry flowers late in the summer and into early fall, especially welcome then as many other plants are looking a bit tired.
A wide range of colors and an alluring floral fragrance make freesia hard to resist. With up to eight trumpet-shaped, upward-pointing blossoms on leafless stems, freesias make delightful cut flowers that last a long time in the vase.
These bulbs will electrify your garden with some of the most spectacular color.