20 Fabulous Bulbs to Plant in the Fall for Spring Blooms

20 Fabulous Bulbs to Plant in the Fall for Spring Blooms. When people think of spring flowers daffodils and hyacinths immediately come to mind. But while those two bulb flowers are beautiful, they are just the beginning of the many different types of flowering bulbs available to plant in the fall for spring blooms. This list of 20 fabulous bulbs to plant in the fall for spring blooms includes photos of the flowers, their US Hardiness Zone and what types of wildlife they are resistant to.





When people think of spring flowers daffodils and hyacinths immediately come to mind. But while those two bulb flowers are beautiful, they are just the beginning of the many different types of flowering bulbs available to plant in the fall for spring blooms. This list of 20 fabulous bulbs to plant in the fall for spring blooms includes photos of the flowers, their US Hardiness Zone and what types of wildlife they are resistant to. Surprisingly, many bulbs are deer resistant! While bulbs generally do well in cooler climates, there are a number listed that will do well down south too.

Plant your bulbs when evening temperatures average 45-50 degrees, but at least 6 weeks before the ground freezes. In the south, since the ground does not always freeze consider November a good time to plant bulbs.

Generally you want to plant in well drained, loose soil. Unless otherwise stated on bulb packaging, plant large bulbs 7-8” down, small bulbs about 5” down, with the pointing side of the bulb facing upward. Return soil over the bulb, packing loosely. Water well. Generally, bulbs like full sun although there are several listed that will grow nicely in just partial sun.

Remember that bulb flowers generally look better in clusters than in rows (there are exception to every rule, but for the most part this is true). Plant your smaller flower bulbs in front of your taller flower bulbs. It will look better and the small flowers won’t be hidden behind the larger blooms

20 Fabulous Bulbs to Plant in the Fall for Spring Blooms

Allium.


Allium
• USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
• Grows in full sun
• Resistant to Cold, Deer, Drought, Heat, Rabbit

Anemones


Anemones
• USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
• Grows in full sun
• Resistant to Deer

Bluebells


Bluebells
• USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-7
• Grows in full to partial shade
• Resistant to Deer

Camassia


Camassia
• USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
• Grows in full sun
• Grows well even in poor soil

Corydalis


Corydalis
• USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8
• Grows in partial shade

Crocus


Crocus
• USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-7
• Grows in full to partial sun
• Resistant to Cold, Deer
• Flowers in February or March

Daffodils


Daffodils
• USDA Hardiness Zones 3- 8
• Grows in full to partial sun
• Resistant to Cold, Deer
• May be grown in a pot or in the ground

Fritillaria


Fritillaria
• USDA Hardiness Zones 4- 8
• Grows in full to partial sun
• Resistant to Cold, Deer

Glory of the Snow


Glory of the Snow
• USDA Hardiness Zones 3- 8
• Grows in full sun
• Resistant to Cold, Deer

Hyacinth


Hyacinth
• USDA Hardiness Zones 4- 8
• Grows in full to partial sun
• Resistant to Deer

Iris


Iris
• USDA Hardiness Zones 3- 9
• Grows in full to partial sun
• Resistant to Deer

Narcissus


Narcissus
• USDA Hardiness Zones 3- 10
• Grows in full to partial sun
• Resistant to Cold, Deer
• May be grown in a pot or in the ground

Orange Candleflower


Orange Candleflower
• USDA Hardiness Zones 4- 9
• Grows in full to partial shade
• Does not bloom until late spring

Persian Buttercups


Persian Buttercups
• USDA Hardiness Zones 8-10
• Grows in full sun

Scilla


Scilla
• USDA Hardiness Zones 4- 8
• Grows in full to partial sun
• Resistant to Cold

Snowdrops


Snowdrops
• USDA Hardiness Zones 3- 9
• Grows in full shade, full sun, partial sun
• Resistant to Cold, Deer, Rabbit

Star of Bethlehem


Star of Bethlehem
• USDA Hardiness Zones 5- 9
• Grows in full sun to medium shade

Starflowers


Starflowers
• USDA Hardiness Zones 5- 9
• Grows in full shade, partial sun
• Resistant to Deer, Rabbit

Tulips


Tulips
• USDA Hardiness Zones 4- 8
• Grows in full sun
• Resistant to Cold
• May be grown in a pot or in the ground

Winter Aconite


Winter Aconite
• USDA Hardiness Zones 4- 7
• Grows in full sun, partial sun
• This will bloom before crocus

I hope you find this post useful. I wanted to show you what each bulb looked like… well, at least one variety of each bulb, some have many types of different flowers like tulips and hyacinths. Spring bulbs are truly beautiful. You can start off small … say 20-30 bulbs, and then add year after year. The nice thing about bulbs is they can be divided in a few years for more flowers!


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