As we anticipate the arrival of spring, a season that breathes new life into our outdoor spaces, it’s time to bring a burst of colour and vitality with bulbs. Here’s eight stunning bulbs we’re currently growing on our nursery that will elevate the aesthetic of any landscape.
Known as the Star of Persia, Allium ‘Christophii’ boasts large, star-shaped blooms that create a dramatic focal point in any space. To maximise their impact, plant these bulbs in clusters amidst low-growing perennials or as a border for taller plants – ideally in full sunlight.
Standing tall with its impressive height, Allium ‘Gladiator’ showcases large, globe-shaped flower heads that add vertical interest to your landscape. Plant these bulbs in the background of flower beds or along garden borders to create a striking visual effect. The height of ‘Gladiator’ makes it an ideal candidate for pairing with shorter plants, creating a layered and dynamic design.
Allium ‘Mount Everest’
True to its name, Allium ‘Mount Everest’ stands as a beacon of white purity in the spring landscape. These elegant, white globes make a stunning statement when planted in drifts or as a focal point in a monochromatic garden. Consider combining them with deep green foliage or vibrant spring perennials to enhance their visual appeal.
Allium ‘Purple Sensation’
For a burst of bold colour, Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ is an excellent choice. These rich purple globes can be used to create a vibrant and eye-catching display when planted in clusters or as part of a mixed bulb border. Combine them with complementary hues like yellow or white to create a visually stunning contrast that captures the essence of spring.
Uniquely shaped and visually captivating, Allium ‘Schubertii’ features flower heads that resemble exploding fireworks. Plant these bulbs in open spaces or as standalone features to allow their intricate structure to shine. Their whimsical appearance adds a touch of playfulness to your landscape, making them an excellent choice for informal settings.
With its striking purple-blue flowers, Camassia ‘Caerulea’ brings a touch of elegance to any garden. These bulbs thrive in moist soil and can be planted in the wild, near water features or in areas with consistently damp conditions. Combine them with other spring bulbs or perennial grasses to create a harmonious and visually appealing landscape design.
Narcissus ‘Tete a Tete’
Perfect for smaller spaces or container gardens, Narcissus ‘Tete a Tete’ is a charming miniature daffodil that packs a punch of golden-yellow colour. Plant these bulbs in pots, along pathways, or in rock gardens to brighten up confined spaces. Their compact size makes them versatile and easy to incorporate into various landscape designs.
As you plan spring landscaping projects, consider the impact these eight flowering bulbs could have on your landscape. From the architectural allure of Allium varieties to the delicate charm of Camassia and Narcissus, each bulb brings its own unique character. Experiment with different combinations, planting techniques, and locations to create a landscape that bursts forth with colour, texture, and vitality each spring.