Several of the fall-planted spring-flowering bulb varieties that mark the end of winter in colder climates can play a role in warm-weather spring gardens too. Most daffodils, some tulips and several other spring-blooming flower bulbs can be grown in areas as warm as Southern California and the Gulf Coast.

allium, Ornamtental onion, Ornamental garlic

Allium
Ornamental Onion

Iris Hollandica, Dutch Iris, Late spring blooms, Iris Apollo, Iris Casablanca, Iris Professor Blaauw, Iris Sky Beauty, Iris Blue Magic, Iris Eye of the Tiger, Iris White Cloud,Blue iris, White Iris

Iris hollandica
Dutch Iris

Bearded Iris Persona, Miniature Tall Iris, Bearded Iris classification, Bearded iris types, Bearded iris information

Iris germanica
German Iris

Hyacinthoides Hispanica, Spanish Bluebell

Hyacinthoides hispanica
Spanish Bluebell

Narcissus Flower Drift, Daffodil Flower Drift, Double narcissus, Double Daffodil

Narcissus
Daffodil

Gladiolus Nymph, Nanus Group

Gladiolus
Sword-Lily

Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers, Summer Bulbs, Summer Flowers  Daffodils, Daffodils aka Narcissi, warm zones, warm Mediterranean regions, Bulb Growing Regions., warm-weather spring gardens, Best performing tulips, r

Zantedeschia
Calla Lily

Lilium 'Star Gazer', Lilium 'StarGazer', Lily 'Star Gazer', Oriental Lily 'Star Gazer', Lily 'StarGazer', Oriental Lily 'StarGazer', Oriental Lilies, Pink Lilies, Fragrant lilies, Lily flower, Lily Flower

Lilium
Lily

  • Classic spring bulbs such as Crocus, Hyacinths and most Tulips are less conducive to warm-climate growing conditions, but can be grown as annuals in warm zones if pre-chilled for 6 to 8 weeks prior to planting. This gives them the solid dose of winter temperatures they require to trigger their spring bloom cycle.
  • Purchase bulbs in the fall for the best selection, and then chill them until planting at 35° F to 45° F (1.5° C to 7° C) in a paper bag kept in a refrigerator crisper drawer. Make sure to keep the bulbs away from any ripening fruits, which give off ethylene gas that can harm the embryonic flower in the bulb.

Crocus vernus, crocus remembrance

Crocus
Crocus

Hyacinth Splendid Cornelia, Hyacinthus Splendid Cornelia, Splendid Cornelia, Purple hyacinth

Hyacinthus
Hyacinth

Tulipa Angelique, tulip Angelique, Tulipe Angelique

Tulipa
Tulip

  • Remove bulbs from chilling in late December to early January and plant immediately. Best performing tulips for warm zones include the Darwin hybrids and many of the long-stemmed Single Late varieties including: Tulip 'Menton' (apricot-pink petals lined in poppy red), Tulip 'Maureen' (white), Tulip 'Hocus Pocus' (yellow edged in pink), Tulip 'Temple of Beauty' (salmon-rose), Tulip 'Queen of Night' (near black).
Tulipa Menton

Tulip 'Menton'

Tulip Maureen,Tulipa Maureen,Tulipe Maureen,Single Late Tulips, Tulips Simples Tardives

Tulip 'Maureen'

Tulip Hocus Pocus, Tulipa hocus Pocus, Yellow Tulip, Single Late Tulip

Tulip 'Hocus Pocus'

Tulip Queen of Night,Tulipa Queen of Night,Tulipe Queen of Night,Single Late Tulips, Tulips Simples Tardives

Tulip 'Queen of Night'