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. Best Gold Calla Lily, Zantedeschia Best Gold booming in the garden

    'Best Gold' Calla Lily brings rich, yellow blooms and plenty of elegance to the summer garden. Flowering from the middle of the season into fall, find a spot in the perennial bed to ...

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    Best Gold Calla Lily Best Gold Calla Lily Zantedeschia Best Gold
    As low as $9.32
    Per Bag of 1
    'Best Gold' Calla Lily brings rich, yellow blooms and plenty of elegance to the summer garden. Flowering from the middle of the season into fall, find a spot in the perennial bed to let 'Best Gold' fill in any gaps that could use a punch of cheerful yellow. Deer resistant and a bouquet favorite. (Zantedeschia)
  2. Tecolote Salmon Persian Buttercup, Ranunculus Tecolote Salmon

    The silken double apricot blooms of 'Tecolote Salmon' Ranunculus add a stylish note of luxury to the garden, emerging from mounds of ferny foliage in late spring atop strong 24” st...

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    Salmon Tecolote Ranunculus Tecolote Salmon Persian Buttercup Ranunculus Tecolote Salmon
    As low as $11.99
    Per Bag of 12
    The silken double apricot blooms of 'Tecolote Salmon' Ranunculus add a stylish note of luxury to the garden, emerging from mounds of ferny foliage in late spring atop strong 24” stems. A florist favorite, these elegant Persian Buttercups are just as versatile in vases as they are in garden beds. Their moderate growth habit and attractive foliage also makes them an excellent option for containers. (Ranunculus asiaticus)
  3. Hardy Shade Flower Bulb Collection

    Plant our Hardy Shade Flower Bulb Collection to infuse your shade garden with unique flower forms and kick off the spring season with color. Our collection includes cheerful Blue Sha...

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    Hardy Shade Flower Bulb Collection Hardy Shade Flower Bulb Collection
    $39.98
    Per Collection of 29
    Plant our Hardy Shade Flower Bulb Collection to infuse your shade garden with unique flower forms and kick off the spring season with color. Our collection includes cheerful Blue Shades Anemone and striking pink and white Chinese Ground Orchids to bring attention to areas of the garden that are often overlooked. These spring flowering bulbs naturalize over time, so you can look forward to more blooms each year. Collection of 29 bulbs.
  4. Harmonic Dahlia Collection

    Our Harmonic Dahlia Collection is a masterpiece of color and form. Featuring some of our most popular Dinner Plate, Ball, and Water Lily dahlias, the collection allows gardeners to g...

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    Harmonic Dahlia Collection Harmonic Dahlia Collection Dahlia
    $111.98
    Per Collection of 18
    Our Harmonic Dahlia Collection is a masterpiece of color and form. Featuring some of our most popular Dinner Plate, Ball, and Water Lily dahlias, the collection allows gardeners to grow several classic dahlia flower forms in a color palette that soothes the soul. With a nod to summer sunrises and dreamy sunsets, these six Dahlia varieties will create a stunning display in the garden, as well as in cut flower arrangements. Collection of 18 tubers.
  5. Hot Summer Heights Bulb Collection

    Our Hot Summer Heights Bulb Collection invigorates the garden with tall, elegant blooms. Fiery orange Cannas, luscious plum Gladiolus, and vibrant tangerine Crocosmia are stunning in...

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    Hot Summer Heights Bulb Collection Hot Summer Heights Bulb Collection
    $47.98
    Per Collection of 28
    Our Hot Summer Heights Bulb Collection invigorates the garden with tall, elegant blooms. Fiery orange Cannas, luscious plum Gladiolus, and vibrant tangerine Crocosmia are stunning in the garden and cut flower arrangements. Perfect for the back of the garden, perennial borders, or fence lines, where their colorful flowers and textural foliage will add instant excitement to the garden. Collection of 28 bulbs.
  6. Shade Porch Hummingbird Begonia Collection

    This Shade Porch Begonia Collection features beautiful Begonias in hummingbirds’ favorite colors to invite these flying beauties into your garden. The open single flowers of Bertin...

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    Shade Porch Hummingbird Begonia Collection Shade Porch Hummingbird Begonia Collection Begonia
    $45.98
    Per Collection of 9
    This Shade Porch Begonia Collection features beautiful Begonias in hummingbirds’ favorite colors to invite these flying beauties into your garden. The open single flowers of Bertini Begonia make it easy for hummingbirds to sip nectar. Perfect for hanging baskets and containers, where you can enjoy the serrated foliage and dangling blossoms cascading over the sides. Collection of 9 bulbs.
  7. Jewelbox Calla Collection

    Our Jewelbox Calla Collection combines glittering hues of garnet, emerald, and opal for a dazzling floral display. Elegant, fluted Calla blooms last from summer to fall and make exce...

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    Jewelbox Calla Collection Jewelbox Calla Collection Zantedeschia
    $37.98
    Per Collection of 4
    Our Jewelbox Calla Collection combines glittering hues of garnet, emerald, and opal for a dazzling floral display. Elegant, fluted Calla blooms last from summer to fall and make excellent cut flowers. Broad foliage adds refinement and gorgeous upright structure in containers. These easy-to-grow beauties are deer and rabbit resistant. Collection of 4 bulbs.
  8. Pink Elephant Tropical Plant Collection

    The Pink Elephant Tropical Plant Collection combines Elephant Ears and Caladiums for bold foliage all season long. A dramatic combination of pink, green, white, and deep purple-black...

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    Pink Elephant Tropical Plant Collection Pink Elephant Tropical Plant Collection
    $56.98
    Per Collection of 7
    The Pink Elephant Tropical Plant Collection combines Elephant Ears and Caladiums for bold foliage all season long. A dramatic combination of pink, green, white, and deep purple-black provides plenty of contrast and style in gardens and containers. Mounds of heart-shaped caladiums make a lovely underplanting beneath the emergent stems of Black Coral Elephant Ear. Collection of 7 bulbs.

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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