Bulbous perennials: ideas and varieties

Plant primroses in the garden.

Plant primroses in the garden.

These plants are the first to meet the spring, they Wake up then, when other perennials continue to sleep peacefully. Dull spring landscape will enliven bulbous primroses. Some of them bloom very long.

Flowering period

Any gardener wants, the plants blooming as long as possible. To extend the time limits, if the right to plant culture: some varieties wither quickly, if located on a Sunny plot, the process slows down, if they grow in partial shade. These properties are all known Lily, crocuses, gladiolus, tulips. Some flowers can not see: motley tigridia produces inflorescence, which pleases the eyes only eight hours. Prizemlin, on the contrary, releasing the arrow slowly, the plant blooms for about a month. This deadline, list of popular long blooming onion looks so:

  • three weeks flowering anemone;
  • two or three weeks – Royal grouse;
  • to three weeks the Tulip;
  • daffodil blooms for more than ten days;
  • are considered to be long blooming freesia and some varieties of lilies.


Easy care

The second criterion, whose presence guided the cottagers, which is not a lot of free time – complexity of care of plants. Less hassle – easier to grow. Most bulbs require annual digging out after the drying of the aerial part. Otherwise, gone under the snow undisturbed, the bulbs are crushed or freeze. Such varieties include Lily, Terry, parrot tulips, freesia, gladioli and hyacinths. If the time for the autumn work on the excavation, drying and milling to create the conditions for storage no, you will have to make do with undemanding varieties.

In one place for three to four years to grow well:

  • daffodils;
  • Lily;
  • crocuses;
  • decorative bows;
  • crocosmia;
  • Muscari;
  • anemones;
  • Royal grouse.


Onion, requires special conditions

Some new and popular varieties of onion have large and beautiful flowers, located on thin stems. It looks very nice, plants look great in the flower bed in the dry, warm and calm weather. But if you start prolonged rain or blustery the weather may be in trouble. The stalk will fall, unable to withstand rocking or severity of accumulated moisture. This can happen with freesias and daffodils.. Break gladioli, powerful arrow with large flowers becomes a heavy burden for the bulbs. Breaking can occur at the point of beginning of the stem. If there is a concern, that the plant can break, it is better to tie up in advance, at that time, when it will release the stems. A relative of gladiolus atsidantera winds not afraid. A good way of landing a high bulbous near the fence or mesh.

Bulbous flowers in mixborders.

Bulbous flowers in mixborders.

Single landing

Onion on a bed can act as soloists, large buds and growth can serve as a background for other plantings. The highest types of plants: Lily, crocosmia, atsidantera, gladiolus. Lily looks good alone, but the rest of these flowers it is better to plant groups. In the center of the flower beds looks interesting Royal grouse. More like a king he looks at the background conifers or creeping perennials, decorative bows or climbing plants. Grouse can be planted along with the Lily, while it is gaining strength, grouse already Bud.

Decorative bows

Allium beautiful in group plantings. Breeders displayed more 150 varieties of this plant, but in the decoration of flower beds they are used much less frequently, than gladioli or tulips. Onions have a long growing season, bushes – compact, leaves – tubular, the number of flowers up to sixty. Alimov varieties of different flowering periods: early bloom in mid-may, late – at the end of August. Ornamental onions are good in making the edge of the curb, lower layers in a multi-stage beds, they are included in the landing mixborders. Chives can be eaten, its thin tubes appear out of the ground very early, you can get a double benefit – the food and the aesthetic.

Allium - decorative bows.

Allium decorative bows.

Unpretentious novelties

With daffodils and gladioli familiar with all, but less well-known bulbous, such as montbretia, Gemini, known only by a few. Despite the frightening exotic names, the problems with caring for them, most likely, will not.


Behind this name hides a miniature gladiolus. Its height does not exceed two feet, before it blooms, it doesn't fall from the wind and not bent. Varieties of Gemini can be grown on balconies and outdoors. Gardening minus the bulbs is necessary every year to dig up and store in the refrigerator.


This is also the gladiolus, but from the Country of the Rising sun. It was called the Japanese gladiolus, another name for crocosmia. In reality, montbretia – cultural form crocosmia. Wild form overwinters well even in cold climates, but her cultural sister need annual digging for the winter. Inflorescence – large, color – red, yellow, orange.



The selection of species and varieties of bulbs for the garden should focus on the adaptation of the plant to the climate and the conditions, he will be provided in the country or area. Even the most unpretentious culture may not bloom, if the summer be dry, and the soil is poor.

Photos of different types of bulbs

Video about bulbous plants

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