Bulb (General) Growing Guide

Bulb (General)

Crop Rotation Group



Average garden soil with excellent drainage.


Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

Can be frost tolerant, depending on species.


Most bulbs appreciate a top-dressing of rich compost in spring or early summer, after new growth appears.


Single Plants: 7" (20cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 7" (20cm) with 7" (20cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Plant direct into the soil in spring or fall depending on type.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.


Bulbs will regrow to bloom each year. Choose bulbs that will attract beneficial insects such as bees. You can add a variety of this bulb to specify the type and also any specific spacing or planting requirements.


Many bulbs can be harvested as cut flowers. Make a clean cut on the stem with a sharp knife or pruners. As the flowers fade in the garden, trim them off with scissors or pruners.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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