Spring bulbs are defined as bulbs that you plant in the spring that will bloom in the summer.  The majority of these bulbs need to be dug up and stored for the winter.  The lilies, allium, garlic, asparagus, and lily of the valley can stay in the ground, but the dahlias, gladiolus and alocasia need to be dug.

Planting guide at a glance

Planting Instructions

Dig a hole to the required depth. Depth is measurement of space between the soil line and top of bulb or bare root.

Set the bulbs or bare root in place, pointed side or sprout side upward.

Cover the bulbs by replacing the soil and water thoroughly.


Spring-planted bulbs produce some of the most dramatic garden color with minimal effort. Tuck them among your perennials for a traffic-stopping summer display, or create a special bulb garden to wow your neighbors. Many of these bulbs are ideal in containers; use them to liven up your porch or deck. And don't forget to plant extras for cut flower bouquets