Spring planted, summer-blooming bulbs are a gardeners secret to dimension in garden beds and containers. With incredibly long bloom times, unusual and brightly coloured blooms, they are an amazing way to add fullness to any garden. Use them in containers, or create a stunning summer blooming cut flower garden with spring planted, summer blooming bulbs.

Our top 6 picks for spring/summer 2020.

Colocasia Elephant Ear

This giant looking tropical can get up to 30″ in height. Must be grown in an area where you can keep it moist as leaf size depends on the amount of nutrients and water the plant receives. Not winter hardy.

Gladiolus Zizane

Gladiolus are a traditional garden favourite, but Zizane’s wonderful striking variegated petals are far from traditional. Sword like foliage add texture to gardens, and are a wonderful cut flower. For blooms all summer, plant every 2 weeks starting in April through June. All it requires is a soil with good drainage and plenty of light. Not winter hardy.

Lily Secret Kiss

Newer to the market, Secret Kiss Lily is advertised as a reddish-black lily. We think it lands more on the the burgundy black spectrum when the natural light of the sun hits it, like a black plum. Another stunning fact about this lily is that the stems are truly black in colour. Pair with white flowers to make them really noticeable in the garden. Totally winter hardy.

Dahlia Clyde's Choice

This Dahlia is an orangy-apricot colour which you can expect to bloom June – October if planted in early spring. Large plants are truly stunning in a garden as the blooms can reach 8-10″ in size. Not winter hardy.

This giant looking tropical can get up to 30″ in height. Must be grown in an area where you can keep it moist as leaf size depends on the amount of nutrients and water the plant receives.

Anemone Blue Poppy

Anemone are a popular traditional cut flower, and are winter hardy in Niagara. One of the prettiest shades of violet blue, it only reaches 10-14″ in height, so be sure to keep it towards the front of gardens. Blooms May to June with 2″ sized flowers once they open–long lasting bloom.

This giant looking tropical can get up to 30″ in height. Must be grown in an area where you can keep it moist as leaf size depends on the amount of nutrients and water the plant receives.

Ranunculus Pauline

A favourite amoung florsists, these purple buttercup Ranunculus are one of the showiest little flowers you have ever seen. Fluffy blooms seem almost artificial on the tops of stems and leaves.They attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and should be kept towards the front of your gardens or containers as they can only get 4-10″ tall. Not winter hardy.

This giant looking tropical can get up to 30″ in height. Must be grown in an area where you can keep it moist as leaf size depends on the amount of nutrients and water the plant receives.