Most people associate bulbs with spring and that is not surprising. Just look how popular the likes of daffodil and crocus are. And these are well known spring flowers. But just because its summer it doesn’t mean you cant grow bulbs that flower now.
There is a vast array of summer flowering bulbs to choose from all adding shape, texture and colour to your borders, beds, window boxes and tubs. They come in all different sizes, colours and some are even fragrant. Most look their best if planted in groups rather than on their own. For the most dramatic effect plant the same species bulbs in a group rather than in mixed types. There is no beating a group of Crocosmia or a group of Tigridia flowering their heads off in a summer bed.
Some summer flowering bulbs will start flowering in spring and continue through into summer.
Others flower in summer and continue through into autumn. And, yet, others flower in summer and will flower right through autumn and into winter. And then there are those that just flower in the summer months. So chosen with care you can have flowering bulbs all year round. Now that’s what’s needed, flowers all year round.
Most are easy to grow and most are real easy to propagate so you can increase your summer flowering stock easy and at no cost. But the pure brilliant flowers and attractive foliage of summer flowering bulbs are worth the little effort required to grow them. They mix well with annuals, biennials and perennials in mixed beds and borders, so overall they are well worth growing.