Popular types of bulb flowers



Bulbs are among the most attractive, and easiest to care for, flowers in the garden.  A bulb garden in full bloom can be a wonderful, attractive sight for any gardener.

dahlia


Another great thing about bulbs is the sheer variety in which they come.  There are bulb plants to satisfy virtually any taste, and bulb plants come in a staggering variety of colors, sizes, shapes and textures.  

Even within bulb families, there is quite a bit of variety.  The humble tulip, for instance, boasts a variety of different shaped blooms, from the traditional bell shaped to a number of more exotic varieties.  With all these varieties to choose from, finding just the right bulbs for your garden can be difficult.  We are, therefore, providing this guide to popular bulb flowers, including their optimum growing conditions.


  • Crocus


Bulb Type: Corm
Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade
Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

  • Dahlia


Bulb Type: Tuberous Root
Sunlight: Full sun; partial shade in hot climates
Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

  • Galanthus (Snowdrop)


Bulb Type: True Bulb
Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade
Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

  • Gladiolus


Bulb Type: Corm
Sunlight: Full sun
Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

  • Hererocallis (Daylily)


Bulb Type: Tuberous Root
Sunlight: Full sun or light shade
Water: Regular watering during growing season

  • Hyacinthus (Dutch Hyacinth)


Bulb Type: True Bulb
Sunlight: Full sun
Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

  • Iris


Bulb Type: Rhizome
Sunlight: Full sun or light shade
Water: Regular watering during growing season

  • Lilium (Asiatic and Oriental Hybrid Lilies)


Bulb Type: True Bulb
Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade
Water: Regular watering is required.  The root zone must never be allowed to dry out.

  • Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)


Bulb Type: True Bulb
Sunlight: Full sun or light shade
Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

  • Narcissus (Daffodil, Narcissus)


Bulb Type: True Bulb
Sunlight: Full sun
Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

  • Tulipa (Tulip)


Bulb Type: True Bulb
Sunlight: Full sun
Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

No matter what types of bulb flowers you choose to plant, if you follow the instructions carefully and give them the growing conditions they need to thrive, you will be rewarded with many seasons of beautiful blooms from these spectacular plants.



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