Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix

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Bring delight to your early spring garden with this popular mixture! It is comprised of the best-selling miniature Daffodils Tete a Tete and Grape Hyacinths. The bold, stunning color combination will explode in early spring and create a beautiful groundcover.

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 6-8" tall
Bulb Spacing10 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
SKU 6MIBUG
Here's a wonderful new mixture we've put together because everyone asked for it. It's the No. 1 miniature daffodil, "Tete a Tete", along with vivid blue grape hyacinths. Together, this is probably one of the most colorful groundcovers ever.

These two beauties just happen to bloom at exactly the same time, so the contrast of the two colors is assured, and since they're both dependably perennial, they'll be back every year. So plant a place, and make magic with our Early Spring Delight Mix. You'll love it.

Associated SKUs
6MIBUG
6MIBU75 (Bag of 75) - Out of stock.
Common Name 25 Daffodils Tete a Tete and 50 Grape Hyacinths
Botanical Name Narcissus and Muscari
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow, Blue
Mature Height 6-8" tall
Bulb Spacing 10 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Containers
Ships to Canada No
Daffodil Bulbs Comparison

What is a "Quality Bulb," and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

Flower bulbs come in a wide variety of sizes. It is important to get the largest, best quality bulbs you can find. Larger bulbs help to ensure success, producing larger and stronger plants with more flowers.

Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones.

Tulip Bulb Comparison

Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. Below is a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores:

Each of the glass tubes contains 20 Dutch Master Daffodils. Starting from the left, the first tube is what is sold here at American Meadows, the middle tube was purchased at a local “Home Supply” box store, and the third is another online retailer. The difference is easily noticeable.

The next picture is the same comparison, but with Tulip Bulbs:

Again, our bulbs are quite a bit larger than other retailers.

Other things to be aware of when it comes to bulb quality is making sure they are firm and without signs of external damage or cracking. Do your best to avoid bulbs that are already growing and have shoots or freshly grown roots. This is difficult when purchasing online, but if you are ordering through a reputable company, they should be checking for these things regularly.

Next time you are looking to buy bulbs, think about how much time you put into planning and planting your garden and then anxiously waiting for your flowers to grow and bloom. Don’t be disappointed after all that effort by planting sub-par bulbs. Buy the largest, firmest, disease free bulbs you can afford, and you will have the best possible results.

Further Reading:

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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American MeadowsEarly Spring Delight Bulb Mix
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (6)
  • Vivid colors (6)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Reliable growth (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
  • Raised beds (4)
  • Outdoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (6), Getting started (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect gifts!!

I bought these last year and planted them in pots I'd been collecting. I gave them as gifts to many of my friends. They have brightened many decks and patios this long and wet...Read complete review

I bought these last year and planted them in pots I'd been collecting. I gave them as gifts to many of my friends. They have brightened many decks and patios this long and wet winter. It's been fun getting the "My bulbs are blooming!" phone calls. And now the bulbs can be planted out in fields, gardens and hillsides. No wrapping paper, things to return or unwanted calories. The perfect gift!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Still waiting

I still only have the leaves with no flowers. I only had one daffodil come up. The leaves are about 2 inches long and have stopped growing. The leaves of all the hyacinths...Read complete review

I still only have the leaves with no flowers. I only had one daffodil come up. The leaves are about 2 inches long and have stopped growing. The leaves of all the hyacinths are up but have been waiting for flowers for several weeks now. I would have thought it was still a little early, but all my tulips have already bloomed, and I thought these would have bloomed first. I have been happy with other products, but disappointed in these.

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5.0

Perfect Splash of spring magic!

By 

from Falmouth, Maine

About Me Avid Gardener, Professional Landscaper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix:

    My order met my expectations. I planted them in a small area in front of a three story house in raised bed.

     
    4.0

    Great Results!

    By 

    from State Island, N.Y.

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Beautiful blooms
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Circular Display

    Comments about American Meadows Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix:

    Used to bring spring colors to an area that colors later in the season( used between rose bushes)

     
    4.0

    Pretty combo

    By 

    from Alpine , nj

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Susceptible to Pests

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix:

    I planted them as a ground cover . It would have made a lovely ground cover but the grape hyacinths
    Were eaten before they could mature and bloom. I have a deer and rabbit problem , don't know which ate them.
    Not critter proof.

     
    5.0

    prolific blooms first year!

    By 

    from Durham North Carolina

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix:

        The Daffodils Tete a Tete were terrific. They bloomed a bit later than most of my daffodils and they had multiple blooms per stem.

         
        5.0

        100% blooms, and unbelievably cute

        By 

        from Maryland

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix:

          These were planted rather haphazardly in a raised bed (I had a shoulder injury that limited my movement.) Despite this, every bulb came up and the little flowers were beautiful. I planted them behind overwintering pansies, so that made a nice color combination. The daffodils bloomed before the grape hyacinths, so I got a one-two punch rather than the combination I was expecting, but that is OK. When I put in more flower beds, I will get some more.

           
          5.0

          Great mix

          By 

          from Lebanon, CT

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas
            • Raised Beds

            Comments about American Meadows Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix:

            Would buy again

             
            2.0

            Still waiting

            By 

            from Eau Claire, WI

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix:

                  I still only have the leaves with no flowers. I only had one daffodil come up. The leaves are about 2 inches long and have stopped growing. The leaves of all the hyacinths are up but have been waiting for flowers for several weeks now. I would have thought it was still a little early, but all my tulips have already bloomed, and I thought these would have bloomed first. I have been happy with other products, but disappointed in these.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  I love spring and these flowers!

                  By 

                  from Nantucket, MA

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Healthy

                  Cons

                  • Small In Size

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Lawn
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about American Meadows Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix:

                  Cute little flowers all over the place! They are tiny, but that's not necessarily a con.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect gifts!!

                  By 

                  from Sonoma county California

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors
                    • Patio

                    Comments about American Meadows Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix:

                    I bought these last year and planted them in pots I'd been collecting. I gave them as gifts to many of my friends. They have brightened many decks and patios this long and wet winter. It's been fun getting the "My bulbs are blooming!" phone calls. And now the bulbs can be planted out in fields, gardens and hillsides. No wrapping paper, things to return or unwanted calories. The perfect gift!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful Spring color every year!

                    By 

                    from Calera, AL

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Goof proof
                    • Hardy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Great bulbs for a border

                      Comments about American Meadows Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix:

                      We have a newly landscaped front yard. This bulb mix is perfect because the flowers do not dwarf the small shrubs behind them. We are enjoying the second years worth of beauty from a half hours worth of initial labor.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By 

                      from Hazleton, PA

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Deer resistant
                      • Great in sun and shade
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about American Meadows Early Spring Delight Bulb Mix:

                        They're beautiful, make a nice and colorful combination. They not only come back year after year, but multiply as well. They thrive in a formal garden, as well as planted under trees in more woodsy areas. And, best of all, they are deer, rabbit and squirrel resistant!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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