Spring Flowering Bulbs Ready To Plant This Autumn

Planting spring flowering bubs is a key part of autumn gardening. Planning and planting bulbs this autumn will reap rewards for years to come.

Spring flowering bulbs can be planted from mid-late September, until the first hard frosts, giving a long planting window. Aim to plant in groups of at least seven, the more bulbs in the group the better the display, 30-60 bulbs will create a real impact.

Our Top Spring Flowering Bulbs To Plant This Autumn.

  • Allium Purple Sensation - A garden classic, flowering after tulips in mid May. With a striking silouette , the large, deep-violet, rounded heads sit on tall sturdy stems. 
  • Allium GlobemasterA fantastic choice for sunny borders, it is the most architectural allium, standing at over 1m tall with giant, bright purple 'pom-poms' flower heads, 15-20cm in diameter. Flowering from late spring to early summer, it works well when planted in drifts with ornamental grasses or alliums and the perfect way to introduce colour and structure to your garden between spring and summer.
  • Camassia Cusickii - Known as wild hyacinths the Camassia has starry, vivid blue flowers, carried in a tall raceme. In late spring the flowers ripple open from the bottom up and have long bright yellow-green stamens as a contrast. Adding a beautiful focal point when placed in a border or container.
  • Crocus Flower Record -  A delightful reminder that winter is behind us, the cups of vivid violet blooms are always a welcome sight. Plant en masse for impact, they will bring joy for years to come.
  • Fritillaria Imperialis Lutea - These stunning yellow crown imperials will make a bold statement in your garden. Growing to 90cm in height with a sturdy stem they are simply unmissable. 
  • Narcissus Pink Parasol - A stunning trumpet daffodil. With petals of creamy white and pale apricot-pink ruffled trumpets it looks stunning in boarders and containers. With a gentle fragrance it also makes fantastic cut flower.
  • Narcissus Obdam -  This beautiful, fragrant narcissus is Gardenia-like. Its ivory white, fully double, long lasting flowers open in late spring. It is both excellent for cutting and naturalising.
  • Tulip Ice Cream - With thoughts of the summer ahead, Tulip Ice Cream will delight you. With long-lasting peony-like blooms and their perfect ice cream cone buds these beautiful, late spring flowering tulips will delight you.
  • Tulip Night Club - With rich violet-pink flowers these tulips will stand out from the crowed. Being multi-headed, they will create a real impact in the borders. While being such a stunning colour they can also be  teamed with softer pinks and lavenders.

Our Top Tips For Planting Bulbs

  • Plant the bulbs at 2-3 times their depth and space at least twice the bulb's width apart.
  • Plant with the nose or 'shoot' facing upwards.
  • Gently replace the soil (you could add compost before the soil if desired) firming down with the back of a rake.
  • Watering isn't critical if the soil is moist, if not water after planting.
After all the hard work and a long winter you will be rewarded with a garden full of colour and life. Happy planning and planting!