Flower Bulb Planting Information
Clear, easy-to-understand guides and information that will help you with planting flower bulbs.
We have grouped the articles by planting seasons: Spring Planted (Summer Blooming) Flower Bulbs and Fall Planted (Spring Blooming) Flower Bulbs.
Spring-Planted Bulbs include tender bulbs like Gladiolus and Dahlias and are planted in spring, flowering in summer. Fall-Planted Bulbs include Tulips and Daffodils and are planted in fall, blooming in spring.
For more information, watch Videos on Spring-Planted (Summer Blooming) Flower Bulbs or Videos on Fall-Planted (Spring Blooming) Flower Bulbs.
Information on Planting Bulbs in Spring
We have prepared spring planting instructions, as well as a really useful planting depth chart for all types of spring-planted flower bulbs, plus a region map with recommended planting times.
Witness the creation of a big dahlia garden--from digging the holes to full bloom. Warning: It's all so beautiful and easy, you'll be addicted. If you're not already a dahlia gardener, you will be after reading this. List of dahlia types at bottom.
If your spring bulbs arrive when it's still too cold or too early to plant, here's what to do. Simple, clear information for the proper storing of your spring bulbs including the optimal storing temperatures for various types.
Best Bulbs for Wildflower Gardeners Here's how to expand your bloom season by up to two months using easy-to-grow, perennial bulbs. They're always available, and require absolutely no care. Be sure your wildflower garden includes the "other wildflowers"--wild tulips, wild daffodils, and wild lilies.
Information on Planting Bulbs in Fall
The basic information on bulb planting, and some landscaping suggestions. With bulbs, you can landscape your yard like a pro.
We hear the question all the time: "What's the best time to plant wildflower seeds in fall, in my area?" This article answers the question and more. It also relates wildflower planting to fall bulb planting time—sometimes doing both at once can save a lot of work.
An article by our founder explaining how hundreds of years of Dutch hybridizing have created a worldwide industry from some of the most beautiful and legendary wildflowers in the world. Read all about "Tulipomania." And learn all about Narcissus and his complex.
Complete instructions for growing amaryllis, indoors in most of the country, or outdoors in warm zones.
Q and A that covers most people's needs when planting spring-flowering bulbs in the fall.
Complete instructions on planting and harvesting fall flowering crocus and colchicums.
Visit our U.S. map showing all regions. Just click on your area, and you'll go to detailed fall planting information.
This section covers the important subject of how to "perennialize" your tulip plantings. Some groups, like species tulips and the Darwin Hybrids, are called "perennial tulips." Read all about it.