Decisions, decisions, decisions! When there are hundreds of choices of flower bulbs to pick from that can complicate your decision on what to plant. Flower bulb mixes make garden planning easy. If you can’t decide what to plant this fall these 10 mixed packages are exciting and offer loads of color.
Fall Bulb Mixes vs. Fall Bulb Collections
Mixed packages of flower bulbs contain bulbs mixed together in one package. Often you won’t know what color will bloom until spring arrives. In mixed packages that contain different types of bulbs, it is easier to determine what flowers will bloom in each location at the time of planting.
A fall bulb collection is a popular way to purchase flower bulbs. Flower collections also help to make the planning and decision process easier. However, in a fall bulb collection, the bulbs are packaged separately. Therefore, you will have a better idea of what is going to bloom in each location you plant prior to planting.
Collections are a great way to make planting and planning easy. However, we are going to make it even easier and focus on fall bulb mixes that require you to only dig a hole and drop the bulbs in. No thinking is required, just digging and planting!
10 Exciting Flower Bulb Mixes to Plant this Fall
Elegant Lily Tulip Mix
Lily flowering tulips are the most elegant tulips with long stems and pointed petals. This mix features warm red tulips, yellow tulips, and white tulips. Lily flowering tulips bloom at the end of the tulip blooming season, which is usually around early to mid-May. Plant at least 5-7 bulbs per square foot for the best display of color.
Fluffy Dreams Allium Blend
Allium flowers are quite interesting when planted alone. A mixture of allium bulbs blooming in different colors is dreamy! Allium flowers bloom in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. The most popular allium flowers tend to be globe-shaped, and large. Fluffy Dreams Allium Blend has an assortment of globe-shaped white and pink allium blooms, that are 1-2″ in diameter. Blooming in late spring this whimsical flower mix fits in any sunny garden. Plant at least 5-7 bulbs per square foot for a bouquet of fluffy allium blooms.
For garden areas where you have more space adding peonies will help fill the space. Peonies grow 3-4′ tall and wide. Planting this mix of 3 peonies will cover at least a 12′ long by 4′ wide planting area. Peonies thrive in full sun and are easy to maintain once they are established. This mix of peonies will bloom in shades of pink, red, and white in late spring. Peonies are fragrant and are lovely in a vase.
Parrot Tulip Mix
Exotic and showy are the main features of parrot tulips. The multi-colored blooms appear at the end of the tulip season. During the day when parrot tulip blooms are open, they can be 6″ in diameter for a showstopping display of color. The Parrot Tulip Mix is perfect for the gardener who wants to add some flair to their tulip beds in spring. Plant 5-7 bulbs per square foot for the biggest color impact.
Rainbow Butterflies Daffodil Mix
Rainbows and butterflies? Does it get any better than that? Rainbow Butterflies Daffodil Mix is made of easy-to-grow deer-resistant daffodils in mid-spring. A variety of butterfly daffodils, also known as split corona daffodils make up this mix. The cup or center of the blooms on butterfly daffodils is flat with ruffles on the edges of the petals. This delightful mix will make you feel all warm and fuzzy just like when you see a rainbow and butterflies. Plant 5 bulbs per square foot for a display of exquisite mid-spring blooming daffodil blooms.
Bi-Color Asiatic Lily Blend
This blend of colorful two-toned Asiatic lily blooms appears in early summer. Standing out from the crowd these aren’t your typical Asiatic lily blossoms. The flowers are speckled and two-toned for contrast and variety in early summer. Asiatic Lilies are easy to grow in full sun with soil that drains well. Plant 3-5 bulbs per square foot for a full display of colorful bi-color lily flowers.
Happy Day Tulip Mix
A cheery mix of warm-colored tulip flowers will make you and your neighbors have a happy day! Popular tulip varieties make up this mid-spring blooming mix of tulips. Blushing Apeldoorn Tulips, Kikomachi Triumph Tulips and Seadov Triumph Tulips are medium in height growing 15″ tall on average. Plant in groups or in a border with 5-7 bulbs per square foot.
Giant Crocus Mix
Crocus are some of the first flowers to bloom in spring. Planting a mix of crocus in your garden or lawn is a wonderful way to welcome the spring season. Crocus blooms in shades of yellow, purple, and white and this mix contains all of those colors. Growing only 4-6″ in height it is best to plant crocus near the front of the planting bed so you can fully enjoy them. Giant Crocus Mix should be planted in large quantities to make the best display of color. Plant 12-15 crocus bulbs per square foot for the best display of color.
Tiger Lily Mix
A fierce mixture of various colors of unique tiger lily blooms adds color to the mid-summer garden. Tiger Lily bulbs are easy to grow and require little maintenance after planting. They grow tall reaching heights over 4′ and are best suited for the back of your perennial and bulb garden. The petals curve back on the tiger lilies and hang down facing the ground. Even though the blooms face down they are highly visible and showy. Plant 1 bulb per square foot of garden space for long-living feisty lily blooms you can enjoy for years.
Night in Paris Tulip Mix
A romantic mix of lovely mid-spring tulips will fit well into a pink and purple-themed garden. Blooming with deep purple tulip blooms, light clear pink tulip blooms, and white tulip blooms this dramatic mixture of tulips will sweep you off of your feet. Plant 5-7 bulbs per square foot for a dramatic color display in the front or middle of your garden beds.
Flower Bulb Mixes are a Beginner Gardener’s Best Friend
With hundreds of varieties of flower bulbs to choose from it can certainly be overwhelming to choose what you are going to plant. Sometimes too many choices can lead to no choice and no flower bulbs planted. We certainly don’t want that as we know the joy that flower bulbs bring. Therefore, if you are struggling to decide what flower bulbs to plant whether you are new to planting bulbs or have been planted for decades, start with a flower bulb mix!
Of the 10 flower bulb mixes mentioned above, they will provide blooms for months throughout the year. Plant in fall, and wait for spring and summer to enjoy the explosion of color in your garden.
Looking for more inspiring ways to plant mixed flower bulbs?
An easy way to add color and a long bloom time is to plant several types of mixed flower bulb packs. They should bloom at different times in the season, early, mid, and late for the best chance of a long bloom time. Here are 5 suggestions for spring-blooming bulbs that are sold as a mix and will bloom throughout the spring and even into early summer.