Flower bulbs in the green are available from mid-January until early April. The bulbs will be delivered at various growth stages, depending on when they are purchased.
The main positive of buying bulbs ‘in the green’ is that the flower is already forming and the root system is well developed. This helps to protect against vermin attack and ensures reliable and healthy plants for naturalising.
Why plant bulbs 'in the green'?
- Bulbs planted ‘in the green’ are already forming, therefore, establishing much faster than autumn planted bulbs.
- Hard to double plant as you can visibly see where you have planted your bulbs.
- Easy to avoid having bare patches as each bulb is visible once planted.
- Perfect for beginners due to their ease of use.
- High-quality perennials that will come back looking fantastic year after year.
- Handle with care as they are more fragile than autumn planted bulbs due to their stage of growth.
- Bulbs need to be planted within a few days to prevent wilting.
- Plant from mid-January through to April. Later planted stocks are more developed and the flowers have disappeared, so all the plant needs to concentrate on is the root and plant development for future seasons.
Snowdrop species will have leaf formation and early flower growth when supplied in January, and a more advanced flower form in February. From March onwards, the flowers are normally dying back, with energy being concentrated back into the bulb for flowers in future years.
See our full range of Snowdrops 'in the green' here.
Bluebells are supplied in the shooting stage from January through to March, with leaf formation appearing late March into April. In many cases, bluebells established from bulbs 'in the green' will flower in the first year, but it is similarly not uncommon for the first blooms to be from year two onwards.
See our full range of Bluebells 'in the green' here.
In January, the flower bulbs will be shooting and showing the first signs of bud, and in February the bulbs supplied are often in full flowers. Winter aconites delivered from mid-February onwards tend to be dying back and are therefore planted for the purpose of flowers in future years.
See our full range of Winter Aconites 'in the green' here.
Daffodils will be in the early stages of shooting during January, and this will gradually develop through February and March with the formation of the flower. April will see the flowers start to wilt and die back.
See our full range of Daffodils 'in the green' here.
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For more information, or to find out the current growth stage and appearance of our bulbs, don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our experts on 01205 281902.