With the arrival of spring, it is time to not waste time and plant all those spring flower bulbs that will soon brighten up gardens and homes as soon as they begin to sprout in summer. Some examples are lilies, water lilies, gladioli, etc.
If you want to learn the names of these plants and some of their characteristics and care, and even how to plant spring bulbs, join us in this AgroCorrn article in which we discover 11 types of spring bulbs . Which one do you like the most?
Cane from the Indies
The Canna indica is a perennial plant that originated in Central America. It is actually a rhizomatous species, although it is commonly referred to as a spring bulb. The leaves of the cane of the Indies are large and elongated and can reach 3 meters in height. It has large, warm-toned inflorescences that last until fall.
This spring bulb plant , from the lily family and originating in the area of the Arab countries, stands out for its beautiful bouquets of flowers with six petals in the shape of a star trumpet. The best known lilies are those with white and scented flowers, but there are many colors, such as orange and red. At night is when its aroma is most intense.
The so-called calla lily is a bulbous plant of South African origin, which sprouts every year in mid-spring . The water lily is very fragrant, with funnel-shaped and usually white flowers, although it is also prized for its large, fleshy green leaves. It is very popular and in demand in flower arrangements.
Discover the care of the water lily or cove here.
The Hippeastrum are a genus with about 75 species, of the Amaryllidaceae family. The amaryllis are herbaceous perennial up to 50 cm tall, usually grown in pots. Its six-petalled flowers, with large trumpet-shaped stamens, are highly prized for their decorative value and cover a wide variety of colors and combinations. For all this, they are one of the most sought-after types of spring bulbs to put in gardens and terraces.
We tell you about amaryllis care in this gardening guide.
This genus of spring bulb plants is made up of species that vary between 60 and 180 cm in height. Gladioli have their flowers in spikes, which can be of different colors even on the same plant, and which last well into autumn.
Learn about the care of gladioli by reading this other post.
The tuberose is one of the bulbous plants that is very easy to grow, which can be planted both in outdoor soil and in pots. The tuberose or Agave Amica is a perennial bulbous and tuberous roots that can reach heights of up to 1 meter. Its flowers appear in spikes, up to almost half a meter, and have a slight funnel shape, white or pink.
Dondiego at night
The Mirabilis jalapa is a kind of American origin and is so strong that it has become an invasive plant in some parts. The morning glory reaches heights of just over a meter, with bright green leaves and very fragrant, trunk-shaped flowers, in bright pink, red, yellow or white and even mixed tones. In not very cold environments, it lives all year round without losing its aerial part.
Learn about Morning Glory Care with this guide.
The Crocosmia , also called montbretia , is actually a genus of 6 species of bulbous plants spring are South African. Typically these spring plants are kept below a meter tall, with ribbon-shaped leaves and flowers in long spikes, which are warm in color. They bloom from late spring to late summer, depending on the weather.
Another t IPOS spring bulbs is the dahlia, offering one of the most spectacular and showy flowers, it is difficult to miss with its large number of petals tones living, which can be of many colors, and pleasant aroma. The dahlia is a plant that requires a lot of sun and pruning to develop the large flowers for which it is so appreciated.
Learn more about Dahlia Care by entering here.
It is a plant with a fleshy stem and in reddish tones and with flowers of up to 12 cm, in bright white, pink and other warm tones. The tuberous begonias plants less than half a meter high are popular in pots and window boxes or gardens warm areas, protected from direct sunlight. They are spring bulb plants , when they start to grow well and towards the end they can begin to bloom, reaching their maximum bloom in midsummer , and they do not resist excess humidity.
We recommend you see this guide on Begonia Care .
The muguet , also known as Lily of the Valley is a plant that gives small flowers shaped bell shortened, white and very beautiful. It is a very fragrant spring bulb flower , which grows in humid areas of vegetation and which, as a curiosity, in France it is customary to give as a gift on the 1st of May.
In this other article you will see the Care for lilies of the valley .
Spring bulb plant care
Spring bulbs are actually those that we plant during this season so that they bloom in summer. They are plants that, during the cold months, tend to let their aerial part die, but the bulb survives so that the following season it sprouts again. These are the main cares for spring bulb plants , although each species may have specific needs:
- Watering: avoid excess, especially during cold months. Never water the substrate, as the bulbs can rot. Water around the plant, not over it, and do so until the aerial part dries.
- Substrate or soil: well drained and light, rich in organic matter. The vermicompost is always a great option.
- Subscriber: contribution of organic matter or fertilizer in the growing and flowering seasons.
- Planting: to plant a bulb, make a hole between 5 and 15 cm depending on the species to be planted (larger bulbs require greater depth) and add a small handful of humus or compost next to the bulb, always with the pointed part, which is where it will sprout, upwards. Then water abundantly around it, without puddling, and it only remains to wait.
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