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Unusual Bulbs To Plant This Fall

One of our more recent posts notes that over-complicated and high-maintenance landscapes can be a turn-off for potential home buyers. However, low-maintenance plants, such as bulbs, can add interest and variety to a garden and create an attractive springtime display.


Here are some of the more unusual bulbs you might plant in your yard this month so you can enjoy the show next S. For more information on purchasing, planting, and caring for these bulbs, click on the name or picture if your other established bulbs bloom earlier. You can enjoy color in your garden even longer.S


Here are some of the more unusual bulbs you might plant in your yard this month so you can enjoy the show next Spring. Click on the name or picture for more information on purchasing, planting, and caring for these bulbs.



Drum Stick Allium


Drum stick allium closeup of semi-opened buds on long stems in garden.

Bull's Eye Double Late Tulip

Closeup of bullseye double tulip in chartreuse with red center.

Double Beauty of Apeldoorn Darwin Hybrid Tulip

Close up of bunch of golden yellow Double Beauty of Apeldoorn Darwin Hybrid Tulips

Persian Blue™ Allium Super Sak®

Closeup of trio of Persian Blue™ Allium Super Sak® with garden background

Allium atropurpureum

Closeup of clump of deep red Allium atropurpureum in garden setting




Polar Hunter Daffodil

Close-up of light green Polar Hunter daffodils in bloom with dew on petals against early spring background.

Narcissus Tender Beauty Ixia Magic Wand Mix

Close up of white and peach tinged Narcissus Tender Beauty in garden
Close up of  Ixia Magic Wand Mix in buttery yellow, fuschia, rose, and peach

Colins Joy

Close up of Colins Joy narcissus which has white petals, a yellow trumpet rimmed in red.


Fritillaria Persica

Close up of "black" bell flowered stem of Fritillaria Persica



White Spider Lily

Close up of White Spider Lily Bloom in garden setting.

Iris histrioides Katharine Hodgkin

Iris histrioides Katharine Hodgkin, which features purple and white petals with yellow and black centers, in garden setting

Bumblebee Deelite Dwarf German Iris

Bumblebee Deelite Dwarf German Iris in mulched garden bed with black outer petals and golden yellow centers.

Whitewell Purple Crocus

Whitewell Purple Crocus with bold blue petals and orange/yellow centers, in garden setting

Fritillaria meleagris

Fritillaria meleagris blooms in garden setting, featuring bell shaped flowers with red "snake skin" attributes.


Trout Lily

A native bulb that will thrive in Virginia gardens.

Close up of large planting of Trout Lily. A small chartreuse lily

Summer Snowflake

Mass planting of Summer Snowflake, multiple white bell flowers.

Lebanon Striped Squill

Lebanon Striped Squill. Blue spike flowers in garden setting.




Frittillaria imperallis


Frittillaria imperallis with orange bell flowers below green spike crown.

 

Happy planting, and send us pictures of your spring garden in bloom!