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Best Flowering Bulbs For Your Rock Garden

Spring Bulbs, Fall Bulbs


Rock gardens offer the perfect home for an extensive array of plants including evergreens, deciduous shrubs, perennials, annuals, and flowering bulbs.

A surprisingly large number of perennial bulbs do well in rock gardens, such as snowdrops (Galanthus), crocuses (Crocus), wild tulips (Tulipa), miniature daffodils (Narcissus) and plenty others charming bulbs. They all look stunning tucked against rocks and boulders and despite being small, they can make a great impact. Left undisturbed in the ground, they will emerge year after year, and some will also gently multiply as long as they receive the right light conditions and are planted in soil with the proper drainage.

The following list of perennial bulbs thrive in rock garden conditions and you will be delighted to see them every spring or fall.

Guide Information

Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Crocus, Galanthus - Snowdrops, Narcissus - Daffodils, Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden
Compare All Crocus Compare All Galanthus - Snowdrops Compare All Narcissus - Daffodils Compare All Tulipa - Tulips Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Galanthus - Snowdrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Narcissus - Daffodils Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tulipa - Tulips Guides with Crocus Guides with Galanthus - Snowdrops Guides with Narcissus - Daffodils Guides with Tulipa - Tulips

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Crocus, Galanthus - Snowdrops, Narcissus - Daffodils, Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden
Compare All Crocus Compare All Galanthus - Snowdrops Compare All Narcissus - Daffodils Compare All Tulipa - Tulips Great Plant Combination Ideas with Crocus Great Plant Combination Ideas with Galanthus - Snowdrops Great Plant Combination Ideas with Narcissus - Daffodils Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tulipa - Tulips Guides with Crocus Guides with Galanthus - Snowdrops Guides with Narcissus - Daffodils Guides with Tulipa - Tulips

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