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Popular Flower Bulbs

Updated on May 4, 2013

Flowers from bulbs are some of the most popular flowers for gardeners. Flower bulbs are great for planting as they are extremely hardy, they come in a variety of colors, they are suitable almost all types of gardens, and they are ideal for beginners.

There is a huge choice of flower bulbs available and it can be very difficult to decide which ones to plant. Here is a list of some of the most popular flower bulbs with many gardeners worldwide.



Crocus’ come in a huge variety of colors and are often seen in many gardens. Many are grown for its variety of color and because they bloom in the autumn, winter or spring. Crocus bulbs need to be planted as soon as they are bought. Ideal planting involves placing a bulb around 3 inches into the ground. Adequate spacing of about 3 to 4 inches should be left between bulbs to allow plenty of space to grow. Crocus bulbs need to be planted in areas with full or partial sunlight and the soil should be easily trained. While the flowers are growing and blooming they should be provided with plenty of water.



Dahlias are another bulb comes in a variety of colors and sizes. Dahlia’s tend to bloom mid springtime and they should not be planted until the frost season has ended. The bulbs should again be planted about 6 inches deep and depending on the variety and the height they are likely to grow the bulbs should be spaced around a foot apart for the shorter varieties to up to 5 feet apart for the taller varieties. Unless you live in an area that is excessively hot during the summer Dahlias should be placed in full sunlight. At all stages Dahlia’s should be kept adequately watered, particularly during the growing and flowering season.

When to bulbs flower?

Name of Flower
When To Plant
When They Flower
October to December
October to December
October to December
Oriental Lily
Winter Aconite

Galanthus Nivalis.

Otherwise known as the snowdrop it is one of the first flowers to be seen after winter. These plants thrive in colder climates and should be planted during the autumn months. When planting the need to be placed at a depth of about 3 inches and about 3 inches apart. They do well and full sunlight and need regular watering during the growth and flowering season.



Hyacinth are pretty little flowers that flower during the spring months. They produce a delicate fragrance and they come in a variety of colors. The bulbs should be planted during the fall around 6 to 8 weeks before the frost season and when the soil temperature below 60°F. They should be planted around 6 to 8 inches deep and spaced approximately 6 inches apart.

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