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Spring Bulbs are Popping all Over!

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Spring Bulbs are Popping all Over!

Daffodil just happens to be on our list of great bulbs for the St. Louis area. When we think of plants from bulbs, our thoughts most often go to the spring flowering bulbs. Our early performers have already started putting on a show here at the Garden but many more are to come.

The spring crocus such as Crocus vernus Pickwick’ and the snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis  are some of the early show and most are past prime now but daffodils, tulips and hyacinths are yet to peak.

Considering some bulbs for your landscape? Beginning this spring, why not start by viewing the spring flowering bulbs in the Samuels and Heckman Bulb Gardens here at the Missouri Botanical Garden? Bring your pen and paper as well, remembering that spring flowering bulbs need to be planted in the fall. Make your list and search out your choices this fall at your favorite garden center.

Flowering bulbs are not just limited to those that bloom in early spring. Some of our favorites include the Iris (Dutch Hybrid Group) for color in May or June.

Summer welcomes the Canna (group) with its showy flowers and colorful foliage, a great choice for the sunny areas of your landscape. If you have lots of shade in your landscape, consider angel wings, Caladium bicolor for its excellent offering of different foliage colors and venation.

There are many ways to use bulbs in your landscape, but one of the best visual effects is to naturalize them in your landscape. Some of the great choices include the daffodils and grape hyacinth because of their perennial qualities.

If you’re thinking of adding some bulbs to your landscape, consider some of these and visit us often to see the progression of color from bulbs through the seasons here at the Garden.

Additional information on the planting and care of bulbs (and other plants) is available by using this website, calling the Horticultural Answer Service or visiting us in person at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening.

Enjoy the colors of spring!

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