3 Popular Bulbs for Spring Planting

January 24, 2017

When most consumers consider flowering bulbs, many think about those commonly planted in the fall like daffodils, irises, crocuses and the very popular tulip. But there are several varieties of bulbs that can be planted in the spring for blooms and foliage throughout the rest of the year.

Three popular flowering bulbs for springtime planting include:

  • Dahlias
  • Gladiolus
  • Lilies (both Oriental and Calla)

Each of these varieties has showy, brightly colored blooms that liven up plain garden spaces and can even provide a few blooms for cutting.

Additionally, another popular garden bulb is the elephant ear, a deer-resistant plant with oversized leaves that easily fills empty spaces. Some varieties, like the sangria, have colorful stalks that provide a nice contrast to the green foliage.

If consumers are on a budget for outdoor plantings, have staff suggest perennial bulbs like these or others. Not only do they come back year after year, they will multiply, giving customers a great bang for their landscaping bucks.

 

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