List of Bulb Flowers

Flowers that grow from bulbs are treated differently than flowers that grow from seeds. Different bulbs bloom in different seasons and are planted accordingly. Bulbs that bloom in the spring are planted in the fall. Summer blooming varieties should be started indoors and planted outdoors after the danger of frost is past. Bulbs don't reproduce by seeds. The plants reproduce by division . Flower bulbs are easy to grow. Just give them the light and moisture they need, and let them go. The only help the plants need is when it comes to dividing the bulbs into new plants.

Chinese Ground Orchid

Chinese ground orchid (Bletilla striata) is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9 and likes partial shade and a moist soil. It is a popular plant for rock gardens. The plant grows from 8 to 12 inches tall with an equal spread. The plant produces thin, pleated, deep-green leaves and pink or white flowers that bloom in late spring and early summer. The plant should be in a pot in the colder areas and brought inside for the winter. Plants left outside should get a good mulch.

Society Garlic

Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea) is also known as pink agapanthus. The plant grows as a clump, producing from four to nine narrow, gray-green leaves, each about 12 inches long, and a single 2-foot-tall flower stalk with tiny, fragrant, tube-shaped, lilac-pink flowers growing in an umbrella-shaped cluster of eight to 20. The flowers bloom from summer until late autumn. Both the flowers and leaves are edible. Plant society garlic in full sun and a moist, light, sandy soil. Keep indoor plants in bright light. The plant is hardy in USDA zones 7 to 10.

Summer Snowflake

Summer snowflake ( Leucojum aestivum) is also known as giant snowflake and is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9. The plant features from four to six strap-like leaves from 1 to 2 feet long, growing up and then arching back towards the ground. Delicate, white, bell-shaped flowers grow to 1 inches across in clusters of two to five at the tip of the flower stalk. The flowers bloom in late winter or early spring, except in zone 9, where the plant blooms in late autumn or winter. Summer snowflake prospers in full sun to light shade. Plant summer snowflake in full sun or partial or dappled shade and a moist, well-drained soil.

Broadleaf Woodsorrel

Broadleaf woodsorrel (Oxalis latifolia) is also known as Mexican oxalis and shamrock. The plant produces bright-green 2- by 2- by 2-inch, three-sided leaflets on 8- to 10-inch-long stems. White or pink, 1-inch-wide, funnel-shaped flowers are accented with green and grow in clusters from the summer through the fall, closing up in cloudy weather and in the evening. Broadleaf woodsorrel is hardy in USDA zones 8 to 11 and likes partial shade and a moist, organic soil.

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