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8 Flower Bulbs That You Can Grow In Pots And Containers

8 Flower Bulbs That You Can Grow In Pots And Containers

If you think that autumn’s the time to stop gardening, think again! It’s bulb-planting time. The flowers which will require some extra time, care and planning but will be all worth the effort. 

Bulbs can be grown to create formal gardens, meadow gardens,  or can be planted as scattered in lawns, under the garden trees, or strategically planted to create mesmerizing flower beds and borders. The plus point of planting flower bulbs in your garden is that bulbs will naturalize in an area and multiply, coming back year after year.

Bulbs have three phases in their life trajectory – The resting phase, the growing period and the flowering season. In beginning when you are bombarded with information it may seem like bulbs are not your thing to try out but they are much easier to grow plants  if you follow  the basic cultural norms.

Now you might ask, but what species of bulbs are preferred for the Indian terrain and climate? Don't worry we have got you covered. Here is the list of flower bulbs that you choose to plant and enjoy for stunning colors in your garden.

1. Daffodil

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Great for beginner gardeners and small space gardens, this well-known European flower brings bright swathes of color to grassland in early spring.

The nodding head of the daffodil is said to represent Narcissus bending down and gazing at his reflection. Daffodis are great to start your bulb flower journey.

2. Iris

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Every gardener wants this perennial flower spreading it's magnificince in their abode. Iris has a lot significance in the greek culture. Its divine origins may make you think that this flower will be hard to grow but it's not.

It is hardy, reliable, and easy to grow. Irises also attract butterflies and hummingbirds and make lovely cut flowers.

3. Muscari

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Grape hyacinths (Muscari) look much like little miniature hyacinths. These plants are smaller and only get about 6 to 8 inches high.

 These exotic bulbs can be marked beautiful blue color and with pleasing scent! You can create an amazing balcony and terrace garden with these flowering bulbs as they will lend a rare and beautiful color to your garden and it's aesthetics.

4. Lycoris or Golden Spider Lily

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Lycoris is an incredibly tough plant with extraordinary blooms that have inspired legends. Their appearance in the fall months is a welcome spot of color at a time when many plants are preparing to go dormant. Hence they make a perfect addition to your garden if you want to have a color spread in your garden all around the year.

5. Ixia 

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Native to South Africa, this star-shaped flower symbolizes ‘happiness’ in flower language. Ixia flowers grow well in the warm and sunny areas of the garden. So if you’re from the land of the hot and dry climate, go with Ixia bulbs.

Ixia flowers tend to blossom from late spring through summer. So the ideal time to plant Ixia flower bulbs is winters or early fall.

To make sure that Ixia flower bulbs grow to their ultimate potential, plant them 3-4 inches deep in the soil and try to maintain their moisture level.

6. Ranunculus

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It is one of New Zealand’s most well known alpine plants. Although its name implies, it is a lily and its large green leaves resemble those of one, it is not a lily at all.

These brilliant bloomers stand on straight stems and produce many flowers per bulb. Ranunculus Flower Bulbs are available in various colours and sizes. The typical height of the plant is up to 24 inches.

Ranunculus Flower Bulbs are easy to grow. For the best results, one should preferably sow them during the rainy and early winter season. Depending on the variety, they usually take anywhere between 60 and 90 days to grow and bloom after being planted.

7. Zephyranthes Lily

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Many gardeners have limited growing space and have to make hard choices about what plants they love best.

Here’s a vote to include rain lilies. Rain lilies produce colorful starry flowers late in the summer and into early fall, especially welcome then as many other plants are looking a bit tired.

8. Freesia

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A wide range of colors and an alluring floral fragrance, make Freesia hard to resist. With up to eight trumpet-shaped, upward-pointing blossoms on leafless stems, freesias makes delightful cut flowers that last a long time in the vase.

The reason freesia flowers are prominent in florist shops is not only because of their scent, but also their long vase life. That is why freesias work great as center pieces in the house as well. They’re inexpensive and long-lasting.

Having bulbs planted in your garden can very well exhibit your taste to the ones who visit your house. Flower bulbs grand in every sense. So what are you waiting for? 

Now since you are armed with the types of bulbs you can easily grow, get your picks now and start gardening to have beauty spread in your garden. Nurserylive's collection of flower bulbs will blow your mind. Go Check'em out.

 

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