Pretty coloured petals of yellow, orange and pinky-red, evocative of glorious sunsets at home and abroad, are just the thing to brighten up your garden in spring after the long months of winter dormancy. These radiant blooms will look fabulous in beds, borders and patio pots, creating a glowing scene as your garden bursts into life from March to May.
The low-growing habit of the crocus and the mid-height tulips make them a perfect choice for rock and gravel gardens – or plant any of these bulbs in drifts or clumps through grass, where they will naturalise easily and come back with bigger and better displays each year. For a natural look, throw handfuls of bulbs onto the ground and plant them where they fall.
What’s more – you will have tulips and daffodils a plenty for your vase, to herald the arrival of spring with vibrant displays in your home.
Growing to different heights, from 10cm to 40cm, this versatile collection of 65 spring-flowering bulbs includes:
Tulips ‘Quebec’ x 15 bulbs (size 10/11) – A multi-flowering variety, ‘Quebec’ rewards with 3-5 flowers per bulb. With petals of pinky-red with a broad cream edge and contrasting primrose-yellow base, set amid lightly mottled green foliage, these open-character blooms will grow up to 35cm, with flowers from April to May.
Tulips ‘Orange Toronto’ x 15 bulbs (size 10/11) – Another multi-headed tulip, ‘Orange Toronto’ opens into cup-shaped blooms up to 12cm wide. Set on sturdy stems, the pointed-petalled flowers rise like flames above mounds of broad, grey-green leaves to a height of 20-30cm, with attractive foliage that remains green long after flowering. This versatile botanical variety flowers from April to May.
Crocus ‘Large-flowered Yellow’ x 20 bulbs (size 7/8) – True to its title, this crocus has sizeable flowers of deep golden-yellow, each bulb giving a generous number of blooms. An enduring garden favourite, it will grow happily in many situations, being ideal under shrubs and trees for ground cover and for populating wooded areas. Growing to a height of 10cm, blooms will appear in ever-increasing numbers each March and April.
Narcissus ‘Yellow Cheerfulness’ x 15 bulbs (size 10/12) – Cheerful by name and cheerful by nature, this double-flowered daffodil has multiple golden-yellow flowers on each stem and a lovely scent. Fully deserving of its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you are guaranteed superb results, with flowers of to 40cm from March to April.
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