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Popular types of bulb flowers

Bulbs are among the most attractive, and easiest to care for, flowers in the garden. A bulb garden in full bloom can be a wonderful, attractive sight for any gardener.

Another great thing about bulbs is the sheer variety in which they come. There are bulb plants to satisfy virtually any taste, and bulb plants come in a staggering variety of colors, sizes, shapes and textures.

Even within bulb families, there is quite a bit of variety. The humble tulip, for instance, boasts a variety of different shaped blooms, from the traditional bell shaped to a number of more exotic varieties. With all these varieties to choose from, finding just the right bulbs for your garden can be difficult. We are, therefore, providing this guide to popular bulb flowers, including their optimum growing conditions.

1. Crocus

Bulb Type: Corm

Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade

Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

2. Dahlia

Bulb Type: Tuberous Root

Sunlight: Full sun; partial shade in hot climates

Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

Galanthus (Snowdrop)

Bulb Type: True Bulb

Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade

Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

Gladiolus

Bulb Type: Corm

Sunlight: Full sun

Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

Hererocallis (Daylily)

Bulb Type: Tuberous Root

Sunlight: Full sun or light shade

Water: Regular watering during growing season

Hyacinthus(Dutch Hyacinth)

Bulb Type: True Bulb

Sunlight: Full sun

Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

pIrisp

Bulb Type: Rhizome

Sunlight: Full sun or light shade

Water: Regular watering during growing season

Lilium (Asiatic and Oriental Hybrid Lilies)

Bulb Type: True Bulb

Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade

Water: Regular watering is required. The root zone must never be allowed to dry out.

Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)

Bulb Type: True Bulb

Sunlight: Full sun or light shade

Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

Narcissus (Daffodil,Narcissus)

Bulb Type: True Bulb

Sunlight: Full sun

Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

Tulipa (Tulip)

Bulb Type: True Bulb

Sunlight: Full sun

Water: Regular watering during growth and bloom periods

No matter what types of bulb flowers you choose to plant, if you follow the instructions carefully and give them the growing conditions they need to thrive, you will be rewarded with many seasons of beautiful blooms from these spectacular plants.

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