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Bulbs for pots - Rich blues - 220+10 Free bulbs

bulb lasagne collection for pots

2 collections £65.96 £53.98
2 collections £65.96 £53.98
1 collection £26.99
Quantity
Buy the collection of 110 bulbs suitable for a 45cm pot (approximately) for £26.99, or buy 2 for £53.98 and receive 10 bonus bulbs (worth £11.98) FREE.
  • Position: full sun or partial shade, though best in full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil that remains moist during winter and spring
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: early March to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    For the best possible display of spring bulbs in pots, the technique of planting pots in layers extends the period of interest and looks great. This combination can produce a display of flowers from early March through to May. On the patio or on either side of a front door they will give a scented welcome to your home in spring.

    In each collection you will receive the following:

    50 x Muscari armeniacum
    Charming, cone-shaped spikes of tiny, mid-blue flowers appear in April and May above the grass-like, mid-green leaves. Grape hyacinths look gorgeous peeping out of a large container, planted with yellow, spring-flowering pansies. Quickly forming small colonies, they're also valuable for naturalising at the front of a sunny mixed or shrub border. Grows to 15cm.

    25 x Anemone blanda blue-flowered
    This is a wonderful plant that produces cheerful, daisy-like flowers in shades of blue and purple, giving a floral display from early March to April. Grows to 25cm.

    5 x Hyacinthus orientalis 'Peter Stuyvesant'
    These beautiful hyacinths make a fabulously fragrant patio display with spring-flowering pansies and bulbs. Alternatively plant them into your borders to create a colourful spring bedding display. Grows to 25cm.

    10 x Tulipa 'Blue Ribbon'
    A classically shaped, deep plum (not blue) coloured tulip which fades to lilac around the edges of the petals. Being a triumph tulip it is robust and has long-lived flowers. Plant it up densely into pots so you can move it to a prominent spot on the patio when they are at their best. Grows to 45cm.

    20 x Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica
    At roughly the same time in spring, the strappy upright(ish) foliage appears, almost seeming to stand guard at each side of the emerging flowerspike. This spike carries up to 10 near-white flowers, which often have a faint blue stripe down the length of each petal. It is very pretty when intermingled with cyclamen or fritillaria (the snake's head type), but avoid overcrowding as they like their space, and will naturalise areas under trees and shrubs if left undisturbed. They do well in pots too. Grows to 15cm.

    Garden care: Add some bulb fibre to your pot and plant the tulip bulbs first, 20-25cm deep. Add more bulb fibre to cover them, then add a layer of hyacinths at around 12cm deep and fill in as before. Then a layer of Anemone blanda blue-flowered and Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica and Muscari armeniacum planted at 2.5-5cm deep.
    • Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy
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