Spring-Planted Bulbs Guide

Planting Instructions

  1. Dig a hole to the required depth. Depth is measurement of space between the soil line and top of bulb or bare root.
  2. Set the bulbs or bare root in place, pointed side or sprout side upward.
  3. Cover the bulbs by replacing the soil and water thoroughly.
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Planting Region Map

Recommended Planting Times

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  1. April - June
  2. March - May
  3. February - April
  1. Cannasol™ Happy Julia Canna Lily

    Cannasol™ Happy Julia Canna Lily is a super-compact canna from the vigorous, virus-free Cannasol™ series. It’s deep salmon flowers bloom against spectacular dark foliage and pr...

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    Cannasol™ Happy Julia Canna Lily CannaSol™ Happy Julia Canna Lily Canna CannaSol™ Happy Julia
    $22.98 Sale $14.94
    Per Bag of 2
    Cannasol™ Happy Julia Canna Lily is a super-compact canna from the vigorous, virus-free Cannasol™ series. It’s deep salmon flowers bloom against spectacular dark foliage and provide all-in-one contrast to breathe tropical life into your containers and beds. Hummingbirds love it and you’ll love the island vibe! Full sun to light shade. Moisture lover. (Canna)
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  2. Dynamite Gladiolus, Photo Courtesy of Mary Tanas

    The trumpet-like flowers of Dynamite Gladiolus bloom in a fireworks mix of plum-purple and lemon-yellow–combining a classic color-wheel pairing in one plant! Mix these tall-floweri...

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    Dynamite Gladiolus Dynamite Gladiolus Gladiolus
    $19.98 Sale $14.99
    Per Bag of 15
    The trumpet-like flowers of Dynamite Gladiolus bloom in a fireworks mix of plum-purple and lemon-yellow–combining a classic color-wheel pairing in one plant! Mix these tall-flowering spikes within a sunny yellow or violet border and just wait for sparks to fly in mid-summer. It’s all in the name! Rich soil. Cut flower. (Gladiolus)
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  3. Green Star Gladiolus

    The lime-green flowers of Green Star Gladiolus are so unusual and versatile, you’ll find yourself pairing the tall, trumpet-filled spikes with all your favorite flowers. Plant indi...

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    Green Star Gladiolus Green Star Gladiolus Gladiolus
    $19.98 Sale $12.99
    Per Bag of 15
    The lime-green flowers of Green Star Gladiolus are so unusual and versatile, you’ll find yourself pairing the tall, trumpet-filled spikes with all your favorite flowers. Plant individual corms between other summer bloomers for terrific contrast – or together for vertical pop! Full sun. Rich soil. Great cut flower. (Gladiolus)
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  4. Kings Gold Gladiolus

    King’s Gold Gladiolus is a stunning addition to garden beds, borders and vases with heavily ruffled, large golden flowers on tall, 3’ spikes. Showier than many glads, it’s not ...

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    Kings Gold Gladiolus Kings Gold Gladiolus Gladiolus
    $19.98 Sale $16.99
    Per Bag of 15
    King’s Gold Gladiolus is a stunning addition to garden beds, borders and vases with heavily ruffled, large golden flowers on tall, 3’ spikes. Showier than many glads, it’s not unusual to see ten gloriously ruffled blossoms open at once. Excellent cut flower. Full sun. Rich, well-draining soil. (Gladiolus)
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  5. Beverley’s Dream Oriental Lily

    Beverley’s Dream Oriental Lily has spectacular blooms that are layered with rich color beginning yellow and green at the center and surrounded by intense red stars outlined in pure...

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    Beverley’s Dream Oriental Lily Beverley’s Dream Oriental Lily Lilium hybrid
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
    Per Bag of 3
    Beverley’s Dream Oriental Lily has spectacular blooms that are layered with rich color beginning yellow and green at the center and surrounded by intense red stars outlined in pure white. The immense blooms are richly fragrant and adored by butterflies. Deep green foliage adds bold texture to the garden. Makes a stunning, long-lasting cut flower. (Lilium hybrid O.T.)
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  6. Sugar Love Lily, Lilium asiaticum

    Sugar Love Lily produces lovely bicolor blooms with bright white centers shifting to vibrant pink toward the tip of each petal. Handsome deep green, whorled foliage and compact growt...

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    Sugar Love Lily Sugar Love Lily Lilium asiaticum
    $12.98 Sale $9.74
    Per Bag of 3
    Sugar Love Lily produces lovely bicolor blooms with bright white centers shifting to vibrant pink toward the tip of each petal. Handsome deep green, whorled foliage and compact growth make an ideal container specimen. Enjoy butterflies, and other pollinators visiting the showy summer blooms. A delightful cut flower. (Lilium asiaticum)
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  7. Cannova® Bronze Scarlet Canna Lily in container

    Cannova Bronze Scarlet Canna Lily makes its tropical mark in your garden earlier than most cannas. It blooms in late spring and continues through frost with abundant rich red blossom...

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    Cannova® Bronze Scarlet Canna Lily Cannova® Bronze Scarlet Canna Lily Canna x generalis
    As low as $22.98 Sale $11.49
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    Cannova Bronze Scarlet Canna Lily makes its tropical mark in your garden earlier than most cannas. It blooms in late spring and continues through frost with abundant rich red blossoms held above plum-colored foliage. An easy-care heat tolerant plant. Cannova Bronze Scarlet Canna Lily is a moisture-lover for full to part sun and quickly creates stunning vertical accents in borders or containers. Hummingbird magnet. (Canna x generalis)
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  8. Myrtle's Folly Dahlia

    Myrtle’s Folly Dahlia is like a double scoop of sherbet in your summer border! 6-8” blooms are made up of rich shades of raspberry, yellow and orange mixed wildly on masses of s...

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    Myrtle's Folly Dahlia Myrtle's Folly Dahlia Dahlia
    $26.98 Sale $17.54
    Per Bag of 3
    Myrtle’s Folly Dahlia is like a double scoop of sherbet in your summer border! 6-8” blooms are made up of rich shades of raspberry, yellow and orange mixed wildly on masses of slender, twisted petals. Strong 4 ft. stems make this a colorful stunner for beds and vases alike. Full sun. (Dahlia)
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Professional Facts & Tips

  • Plant summer flowering bulbs and tubers AFTER the last frost date in your area.
  • Quality bulbs and well drained soil are the two most important ingredients to a successful Summer garden.
  • Summer bulbs require a great deal of water immediately after planting. The soil in your garden should be continually moist.
  • Sprouting is healthy; plants are anxious to get into the ground again.
  • Maintain a pH level of 6 to 7 to bring out the true color of flower bulbs.
  • Additional fertilizer is not necessary for summer flowering bulbs and tubers.
  • Many summer flowering bulbs and tubers are well suited for patio containers and should be planted closer for a full look.
  • A variety of summer bulbs make great cut flowers. Some of the taller varieties may require staking.
  • Plant your summer flowering bulbs and tubers within the season of purchase.
  • You may need to lift your bulbs and tubers in the Fall and replant next Spring. Shake off any soil and air dry for several days before storing in a cool, dry, well ventilated location. Do not store in plastic; plants need to breathe.
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