Middlesex Conservation District

Middlesex Conservation District

Specialty Bulbs

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Early spring companions: Daffodils, Tulips, Crocus, Iris reticulata, Violas
Mid spring companions: Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinths, Leucojum, Muscari
Late bulb companions: Tulips, Daffodils, Alliums, Bearded Iris

Layer small bulbs on top of tulips or daffodils when planting for extended bloom, showy combinations, and fewer groups of foliage to have lingering in the garden. Remember – you need to leave the bulb foliage in the garden after blooms fade for 4-8 weeks until it naturally yellows to allow energy to go back into the bulbs and flower buds to form for the next season. Use small Daffodils on top of larger ones. Combine late blooming Allium with early Tulips and Daffodils. Crocus can be planted over everything as they bloom so early! Plant Muscari with all bulbs so that you can use its fall foliage growth to remind you where to fertilize in the fall.

Many of these can easily be potted, cooled and forced for indoor winter blooming! It’s easy to do: pot the bulbs any time this fall, keep in a 40F location for 6-8 weeks then move to a sunny window to bloom. Enjoy color all winter then plant the bulbs outside in the spring to bloom next year.
Detailed instructions about how to force bulbs are available here: http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/forcebulbs.html

Legend:  E  = Early       M = Mid-Season      L = Late Bloomer

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Allium Giganteum     L
Softball size 5″-6″ purple flowers, 3′,full sun, blooms early summer.   3/$18 



Crocus Large Flowering Mix     E

A mix of colors, including purples, yellows, whites and bicolors.
Sun or part shade, 6”, blooms March/April. 20/$9 



Dwarf Iris     E
Early blooming miniature iris, purple blue flowers, 4” tall. 15/$9



Hyacinth Mix     E/M
Mixed colors, 8”-12” tall, very fragrant, easy to force. 9/$14 



Lily Rosellas Dream     Midsummer
Asiatic Lily, 3’-4’ tall, white flowers blended with pale pink. 3/$7  



Muscari Mix     E/M
Early midseason bloomer, 6”-8”, with mixed blue flower clusters. 45/$12 



Peony Bowl of Beauty     June
Deep rose pink petals with cluster of bright yellow stamens in
the center, 3’ tall. Bare root division. $10  



Snowdrops Flore Pleno     E
Double flowered form with nodding white flowers, very early
bloom, 5”-8”, great naturalizer. 5/$10 



Star of Bethlehem Sochii     L
Starry white flowers on 2’ stems, blooms in June. 3/$10  



Trout Lily Pagoda    E/M
Lily like yellow flowers over attractive basal foliage, 12”-14”,
lovely in a woodland garden, part shade. PLANT