Why annual flower bulbs are underrated
- Fragrant and colorful pollinator attractors
- Long-lasting blooms are perfect for cut flowers
- Bulbs can be replanted every spring
- Require little maintenance for seasons of color
THE WIDEST SELECTION OF ANNUAL FLOWER BULBS FOR SALE
With over 500 varieties to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect annual bulbs for your flower garden. From the longest-lasting anemone to the largest dinnerplate dahlia, we have all of your favorite varieties in every imaginable color of the rainbow.
ANNUAL BULBS ARE EASY TO GROW AND MAINTAIN
Annual bulbs prefer to be planted in the spring after the soil has warmed up enough to be easily workable. Ranunculus and dahlias are especially tender, so wait until all danger of frost has passed to plant these heat-loving gems.
Choose a planting site with well-draining, fertile soil and dig a hole deep enough to place the bulb, and cover with a couple of inches of soil. Depending on that particular plant’s lighting needs, you can choose a site that receives full or partial sun. Freesia and amaryllis tolerate some shade, but elaborate bloomers like dahlias require full sun to bloom to their full potential.
Annual flower bulbs need very little maintenance after the initial planting. Keep the young plants watered and weeded, and stay ahead of any pest invasions. Deadhead spent flowers and prune back dead foliage to promote better airflow between plants and you’ll be rewarded with months of gorgeous blooms.
LIFT ANNUAL BULBS TO REPLANT IN THE SPRING
Who says annual bulbs won’t bloom again? Even though annual bulbs are too tender to survive freezing temperatures, some annual bulbs can overwinter in warmer climates. Check the growing zone for each species, but many annual bulbs can be grown as perennials in zones 9 and above.
Growers in colder regions can recycle annual bulbs at the end of the season by digging the bulbs up before the first fall frost. Ranunculus is one such example–simply cut the stems down to the ground, and use a shovel to gently dig the corms up. Rinse the dirt away and allow the corms to air dry. Store ranunculus corms in a cool, dry place and they will be ready for replanting in the spring!
DIVIDE ANNUAL BULBS FOR MORE SUMMER FLOWERS
You can propagate some annual bulbs through root division. Dahlias are an excellent example of annual bulbs that need to be lifted and replanted every year. To divide dahlia tubers, identify the “eyes,” or sprouts that will produce a stem. Using sanitized garden snips, make a clean cut between different tubers, making sure each has at least one eye. Allow it to callous over for a few days, and your dahlia cuttings will be ready to plant!
GROW THE BEST ANNUAL BULBS
From cut flowers to landscaping, we’ve got you covered. We’ve searched far and wide, sourcing our annual bulbs from the best suppliers in Israel, Holland, and France, to bring you the garden of your dreams.
Order your bulbs today and we’ll ship them to you when they’re ready to plant, removing all the guesswork from the equation. For a quick refresher on how to plant and care for annual flower bulbs, check out this Flower Bulb Planting Guide. Growing great flowers from annual bulbs has never been easier!