Summer bulbs

The flower bulbs

Flower bulbs are easy to grow and this explains their spread. Originating from the hotspots of the planet, such as: South America, Asia Minor, Mediterranean Europe and South Africa, they have been imported to Germany and Holland where the breeders have created hybrid cultivars. When buying a bulb, you have to pay attention to three things: size, heaviness and hardness which must be present all three together, to ensure that what you are about to buy is a healthy specimen, capable of giving life to a healthy vigorous. Round bulbs, with a compact surface, consistent to the touch, absolutely no buds and no visible fungi on the surface, with diameter sizes from a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 18 cm are the bulbs for you.

Summer bulbs

The summer bulbs are those that will bloom, depending on the species, in the months from May to October, with careful management you can enjoy practically uninterrupted flowering from late spring to early autumn. This, of course, in principle, because every gardener knows very well that nature is capricious and one year is never the same as another; in addition, the geographical position and the exposure of the soil or of the pots in which we are going to plant our bulbs also matters a lot. The right time for transplanting is spring, since the danger of late frosts has passed until the end of May. The depth at which to plant them is usually equal to double their height (for example:

The transplanting of the bulbs

It is advisable to plant the bulbs in groups, to create spots of color. The bulbs are not demanding in terms of soil, on the contrary, they adapt to all types, the important thing is the drainage that must always be ensured. The best location for summer bulbs is in full sun, but lilies and begonias also produce well in partial shade. The soil must then be kept moist, especially immediately after planting. In addition to creating spots of color that stand out better than the single specimen, it is also necessary to take into account the height that the adult plants will reach: Dahlias, Galtonie, Gladioli, Hemerocallis, Gloriosa rothschildiana, Iris germanica, Philox paniculata will reach heights varying between 1 m. and 1.70 m.


To have lower flowerbeds or simply small plants to be placed before those with higher growth, you can orient yourself towards Acidanthera, Alstroemeria, Astilbe, Canna indica, Crocosmia masonorum, Dahlia, Dicentra spectabilis, Homeria, Hosta, Ismene festalis, Incarvillea delavayi, Lilium , Liatris spicata, Montbretia, Peonia lactiflora, Zantedeschia which have heights between 50 and 75 cm. If your need is to have seedlings that do not exceed 40 cm, you will orient yourself towards Achimenes, Anemone, Begonia, Anemone, Convallaria, Eucomis, Freesia, Ixia, Nerine, Ornithogalum thyrsoides, Oxalis deppei, Ranunculus, Sparaxis, Tigridia and Zephyranthus. You will range from pastel colors to stronger and more decisive colors, without problems.

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