Combining flower bulbs in the traditional manner means lots of color and large quantities for an impressive effect.

Tulip Flaming Purissima, Tulip  Dynasty, Tulip Creme Upstar, Tulip Van Eyck, Tulip Cheers

Tulips 'Flaming Purissima', 'Dynasty', 'Creme Upstar', 'Van Eyck', 'Cheers'

  • Hyacinths are favorites for use in traditional flowerbeds because all their cultivars grow to about the same height; this always provides a nice, flush overall look, even when using various shades. And then there’s the added charm of their almost intoxicating fragrance.
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Hyacinths combined with Grecian Windflowers (Anemone blanda)
Hyacinthus Blue Jacket,Tulipa 'Apricot Beauty', Spring bulb combination Pink Hyacinth, Anemone blanda Blue shades, Spring bulb combination

Hyacinth Blue Jacket, Tulip 'Apricot Beauty'

Hyacinthus Blue Jacket, Spring bulb combination Pink Hyacinth, Anemone blanda Blue shades, Spring bulb combinationMix of pink and purple hyacinths

  • Tulips and daffodils pair up beautifully as well, since the shapes of their flowers can be synchronized so well: the somewhat more natural-looking, less pretentious daffodil next to the haughty regal tulip: a casting of leading players and extras to create an exciting play sure to make everyone smile.

Tulip Orange Emperor, Tulip Purissima, Tulip Yellow Purissima, Tulip combination

Tulips 'Purissima', 'Orange Emperor', Yellow Purissima'

Anemone blanda 'White Splendour,Tulipa 'Ballade',Tulipa 'Ballerina',Tulipa 'White Triumphator'

Anemone blanda,Tulips 'Ballade','Ballerina','White Triumphator'

Anemone blanda 'White Splendour',Hyacinthus 'White Pearl',Muscari botryoides 'Album',Tulip 'Dyanito',Tulipa 'Dyanito'Hyacinth 'Carnegie', Muscari botryoides, Tulip 'Dyanito'

Tulip 'Dordogne',Tulip 'Negrita',Tulip 'Purple Dream',Tulip 'Shirley',Tulip 'Yonina'Tulips 'Dordogne', 'Negrita', 'Purple Dream', 'Shirley', 'Yonina'

  • And don't miss out on the dramatic effect of mixing crocuses or Grecian windflowers (Anemone blanda) with low-growing tulips for a colorful and spectacular show in early spring!

Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades, Muscari latifolium, Tulip 'Peach Blossom'Anemone blanda, Muscari,Tulip 'Peach Blossom'

crocus remembrance,Tulip 'Stresa', spring combination

Crocus 'Remembrance',Tulip 'Stresa'

Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades',Tulip Pinocchio, bulb combination

Anemone blanda 'Blue Shades', Tulip Pinocchio

Crocus vernus 'Pickwick',Tulipa 'Cape Cod'

Crocus vernus 'Pickwick',Tulip 'Cape Cod'

  • Another advantage to these combinations is that these flowering bulbs provide enough gradations of color to create a beautiful composition again and again. Yellow with orange, yellow with white and off-whites, and a combination of white with rosy-red and purple are always satisfying. Another factor in the ultimate result is the quantity of bulbs planted per square yard or square foot. For a traditional combination, this is at least 40.

Go wild and create outstanding borders!

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Tulips 'Menton', 'Ile de France' & 'Negrita'

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Tulip 'Cassini', 'Christmas Dream', 'Negrita', Apricot & 'Pink Impression'