Spring bulbs

Flower bulbs can be generally classified into two large groups: spring bulbs and summer bulbs. Spring bulbs flower in the spring and have to be planted in the autumn. Summer bulbs have to be planted in the spring to flower in the summer. And to make things even a bit more complicated, in addition to the spring and summer bulbs, there is another small group: the autumn bulbs. Autumn flowering bulbs have to be planted in July after which they will flower in the autumn.

What are spring bulbs?

Spring bulbs are flower bulbs that have to be planted in the autumn and will then bloom in the spring. This is the most popular group of flower bulbs and includes tulips, daffodils, crocuses and hyacinths. Plant spring flowering bulbs as soon as possible after purchasing them. The best time to do this is when the outdoor temperature drops to below 10 degrees Celsius. Just be sure to get the flower bulbs planted before the ground freezes because they need a cold period to grow properly. If you have to store spring flowering bulbs, store them in a cool dry place (between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius). After the coldest part of the winter, spring flowering bulbs will start adding colour to the garden as early as January and can continue right into June.