Combining flower bulbs in the traditional manner means lots of color and large quantities for an impressive effect.
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.
|Hyacinths combined with Grecian Windflowers (Anemone blanda)|
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!