Fall Bulb Planting – 10 Types

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Looking for some fall bulb choices so that you have beautiful flowers coming up in the spring? Below are top 10 fall bulbs that you can plant to have a gorgeous garden come spring.

Fall Bulb – Allium

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These flowers are gorgeous globes of deep pink, purple or a reddish purple bloom in the late spring. They’re also called ornamental onions, meaning deer and rodents don’t care for their taste.

Bulbs for Fall – Crocus

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These beautiful flowers are very early bloomers, and they often will appear even when snow’s still covering the ground. When they are planted thickly, they give you a gorgeous sea of color. However, since they are often dug up by chipmunks and squirrels, you shouldn’t be surprised to find them in other spots in the yard.

Fall Bulb – Daffodil

These flowers are often seen at Easter, and they’re also known as narcissus. They’re very simple to grow and dependable, and they bloom from early-late spring. Rodents such as squirrels won’t bother them because the bulbs and leaves have poisonous crystals in them.

Bulbs for Fall Dwarf Iris

These flowers have delicate blossoms and bloom in the earliest part of the spring. This flower’s petals have very interesting frills and the foliage stays beautiful even when the flowers have faded.

Fall Bulb – Grape Hyacinth

These cute little bulbs are related to the hyacinth. Their smell is not quite as deep as the larger ones, being sligltly grape, and they come in blue, ombre, purple and white flower cluters. They quickly multiply each season and they’re left alone by rodents.

Bulbs for Fall – Hyacinth

Another favorite flower at Easter, hyacinth comes in shades of blue, pink, purple and white and has a sweet scent. Their blooms last for a long time and reliably come back each year.

Fall Bulb – Scilla

These are blue-white or porcelain blue flowers in star shapes and they come up in the early part of spring. Also known as squill, they’re beautiful when planted in clusters in a rock garden, as your ground cover where grass can’t grow or beneath trees.

Bulbs for Fall – Snowflake

Snowflakes are tiny plants and they are also known as leucojum. They bloom profusely during the eawrly spring and multiply by themselves. Rodents usually do not bother them.

Fall Bulb – Starflower

These are tiny flowers, also known as ipheion, and many people don’t know that they exist. However, they have been appearing in gardens since back in colonial times. The blooms are sweetly scented and come in blue or white shades.

Fall Bulb – Tulip

Of course, we couldn’t have a list of fall bulbs without mentioning tulips. Tulips are annual flowers, so they have to be planted each year. They also are often dug up by chipmunks and squirrels. You can protect them by using chicken wire to create a cage or plant them in pots with something like daffodils, which rodents don’t like, planted on top.

Want to have some help with your fall bulb planting? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.