Flower bulbs in bloom bring colour to your garden, patio or balcony during spring and summer. In addition, some bulbs are even suitable for indoors. These flower bulbs will even enable you to enjoy colour all year round. We have compiled a list of our top ten high-quality flower bulbs to help you in your search for the most beautiful flower bulbs.
Top ten flower bulbs
Tulips are the most well-known spring flower bulbs in Europe. The cup-shaped flowers come in a variety of colours. Tulips bloom between April and June. These popular flowers will delight the eye when planted in clusters in the garden or in a flower pot on your patio or balcony. Check out Bakker's special tulips, like the fringed tulip, the double-flowered tulip and the tulip that looks just like a peony.
Daffodils reflect the first rays of sunshine in the spring. The yellow trumpet daffodils are the most well-known. These can be found in many borders, flower boxes and living rooms. Keen to have something different to the traditional yellow trumpet daffodil? Then go for a colourful mix of yellow, white and even pink, or choose the eccentric double-flowered daffodil.
Allium bulbs are a great way to create a wonderful atmosphere in the garden. They have eye-catching bunches of flowers that can be hanging or spherical. In addition, they grow taller than surrounding plants, sometimes reaching 90 centimetres in height! You might know these flowers as 'Dutch garlic' or 'ornamental onions'. Alliums perfectly mark the transition from spring to summer. After all, they bloom between May and July. Not to mention, they have a beautiful fragrance. Which is great, because that fragrance attracts butterflies and bees.
Keen to see some results early in the year? Then snowdrops are the perfect flower bulbs. Snowdrops herald the arrival of spring, you see. They start to appear early in the year, in January and February, and create an abundant display of glorious white flowers. In addition, the flowers bloom for several years. Meaning plenty of enjoyment!
Lilies come in a variety of shapes and gorgeous colours. White and pink lilies are the most well-known. They are early summer bloomers that you plant in spring. Note that they differ in this regard from the flower bulbs described above. Lilies can be planted anywhere, making them a great choice for filling that empty spot in the garden. In addition, they are ideal cut flowers. Meaning you can pick a bouquet from your own garden to display indoors.
The crocus is an early spring bloomer. Its most well-known colours are white, yellow and purple. The first flowers often appear as early as February and the plants will continue to flower until late March. Keen to keep enjoying the beauty of crocuses after spring? Then the autumn crocus is the ideal choice to lend some colour to a grey autumn.
The amaryllis produces the largest flowers that can be grown indoors. Its exotic flowers look spectacular. They are very easy to keep because they can grow from the bulb without needing a vase or pot. Amaryllises can grow fine outdoors too. Tip: Put them in a container such as a nice flower pot.
Hyacinths are easily recognised by their gorgeous colours and striking fragrance. The bunches of flowers will give your garden or balcony a playful touch. There are even hyacinths with double flowers. Double the fun!
Irises come in the most beautiful exotic colours. Create a stunning display outdoors by planting multiple colours close together. Irises are easily recognised by the eccentric shapes of their petals.
The anemone blooms abundantly and will quickly run wild, thus forming a beautiful carpet of flowers in spring. Will you opt for the Anemone blanda with its small daisy-like petals or for the Anemone coronaria with its chalice-shaped petals? Whichever you choose, you will see an abundance of colour.