Early Blooming Spring Bulbs

One of my favorite things about Fall is thinking about the beautiful Spring bulbs that we can plant now. I love watching for those earliest of bulbs, snowdrops and early crocus and daffodils. Seeing the little beauties poke through the snow is the first exciting sign of Spring for me. Now is when we need to be thinking about what we want to see in the Spring.

Early bulbs are often tiny, and tend to look best planted in masses so the swatches of color can be easily seen. In the early Spring, even one individual flower poking through the snow can spark a surge of Spring fever in a gardener! Left alone, these late winter/early spring bloomers will often naturalize.

Siberian Squill - 50 Bulbs - Scilla siberica - 7-8 cm BulbsBlue Siberian Squills (Scilla)

  • Sky blue flowers will bloom for a long time in early Spring if the weather says cool
  • Blooming just after Snowdrops
  • Will naturalize easily
  • Full sun to part shade, well drained soil;
  • Plant bulbs 2-3 inches deep
  • 4 to 8 inches tall
  • Zones 2-8

25 Quality Daffodil Bulbs - Tête-à-tête (Small, Yellow) - Freshly Imported from HollandDaffodils

10 Iris Reticulata Harmony BulbsEarly Iris (Iris reticulata)

  • Jan-Mar bloom time
  • Rich purple flowers will bloom through the snow
  • Full sun, well drained soil
  • To 6 inches tall
  • Plant bulbs 4 inches deep, 4-6 inches apart
  • Zones 4-8

Danford Rockgarden Iris 15 Bulbs 5+ cm - Very Hardy!Early Yellow Iris (Iris danfordiae)

  • Jan-Mar bloom time
  • Yellow flowers often bloom through the snow
  • Full sun, well drained soil
  • To 6 inches tall
  • Plant bulbs 4 inches deep, 4-6 inches apart
  • Zones 4-8

Lebanon Stripped Squill - 25 Bulbs - Puschkinia - 6+ cm BulbsPuschkinia (Puschkinia scilloides)

  • Pale blue flowers with a stripe of darker blue make these spectacular against a snowy backdrop one of my favorite dainty little early Spring bloomers;
  • Full sun or part shade, well drained soil;
  • 6 inches;
  • Zones 3-9

'Tri-Color' Snow Crocus 25 Bulbs - Very Hardy! - 5+ cm BulbsSnow Crocus (Crocus selections)

  • Purple, yellow, blue or white small crocus will bloom before the snow has finished melting
  • Full sun, well drained soil
  • 3 inches
  • Zones 3-8

Chionodoxa luciliae blue Glory of the snow - 60 flower bulbsSnow Glories/Glory-of-the-Snow (Chionodoxa)

  • Feb-Mar bloom time
  • Blue, pink or white flowers bloom as the snow melts
  • full sun, well drained soil;
  • 6 inches
  • Plant 4 inches deep, 1-3 inches apart
  • Zones 3-9

Double Flowering Snowdrops - 8 Bulbs - Galanthus Flore Pleno - 5-6 cm BulbsSnowdrops (Galanthus nivalis)

  • Jan-Mar bloom time
  • Tiny dainty white bulbs look beautiful in large groups, another of my earliest blooming favorites
  • Full sun or part shade, well drained soil
  • 4 inches
  • Plant 4 inches deep, 3-4 inches apart
  • Zones 3-9

Tulip Value Pack Valentine Mixture- Fosteriana- 20 BulbsSpecies Tulips (Tulip Fosteriana and Tulip Kaufmanniana)

  • Very early blooming “species” tulips come in many different colors, and tend to be not much taller than large crocus
  • Large cup shaped flowers
  • Also known as Emperor tulips
  • Very hardy
  • Will naturalize in good growing conditions
  • Full sun to partial shade, well drained soil

Also see “Heart’s Delight” Tulip Kaufmanniana

Winter Buttercups - 15 Bulbs - Eranthis - Hardy - 4+ cm BulbsWinter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

  • Jan-Feb bloom time
  • Low cup-shaped bright yellow early blooming flowers
  • Part shade, well drained soil
  • 3 inches
  • Plant 4 inches deep, 3-4 inches apart
  • Zones 4-8

Early Blooming Collections – click to buy or for details

Early Spring Collection 25 Bulbs - 5 Tulips & 20 Crocus - 7-11 cm Bulbs Large Crocus Mix - 20 Bulbs - Best Seller All Blue Spring Garden - 100 flower bulbs Sunshine Narcissus Mix 50 Bulbs-Deer & Rodent Resistant - 14-16 cm Bulbs Crocus Botanical Mix - 20 flower bulbs DAFFODIL, BULB (20 PACK), TRUMPET MIX, PERENNIAL DAFFODILS, BULBS, STUNNING BRIGHT FLOWERS

 

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