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Growing Wildflower Bulbs - Wildflowers That Come From Bulbs

Growing Wildflower Bulbs - Wildflowers That Come From Bulbs
  1. Can you plant flower seeds over bulbs?
  2. What kind of flowers grow from bulbs?
  3. Can you just throw wildflower seeds on the ground?
  4. Do wildflowers come back year after year?
  5. What time of year should I plant bulbs?
  6. Do bulbs multiply?

Can you plant flower seeds over bulbs?

Can I plant other flowers on top of bulbs? ... Small bulbs such as crocus and snowdrops will be closer to the surface and you must use care not to dig them up. You could dig between the clumps if you have marked their location, or grow annuals from seed in the same bed.

What kind of flowers grow from bulbs?

These include amaryllis (Hippeastrum spp.) and cyclamen (Cyclamen spp.), which can also be grown as houseplants, irises (Iris spp.), calla lilies (Zantedeschia) and dahlias (Dahlia spp.) Non-flowering plants grown from bulbs include caladium (Caladium spp.)

Can you just throw wildflower seeds on the ground?

Each "bomb" contains wildflower seeds packed in compost and brightly colored clay. "Planting" them is easy: You just throw them on the ground and wait for the rain, sun, and soil to do their work. The candy-colored seed bombs "practically grow themselves," says the company's website.

Do wildflowers come back year after year?

Yes, both native annual and perennial species will return year after year once they become established and are allowed to reseed.

What time of year should I plant bulbs?

Tulips, Daffodils, Fritillaria and all other spring flowering bulbs can be planted throughout September, October and November. Many types will perform perfectly well, even if planted well in to December but the trick is to get them in before the risk of frost, so that they can start producing roots.

Do bulbs multiply?

Many bulbs readily multiply by producing offsets without any help from the gardener. But as well as taking advantage of this, it is quite simple to grow more of your favourite bulbs using just a few other techniques, including scaling, bulbils, seed and division.

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