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Seven Surprising Bulbs for Spring

Do you usually plant bulbs in the fall? William B. Miller, Professor of Horticulture at Cornell, reveals seven great bulbs to plant in April or May. Photos by Burpee Seeds.



This flower is famous for its bright colors and spiky growth habit.
Planting note: In slightly colder zones (like North Carolina, Northern California), these bulbs should be lifted and stored in a cool, dry place for winter.

Next: Lilies »

  • Gladiolus
  • Lilies
  • Tuberous begonia
  • Crocosmia (Montbretia)
  • Dahlia
  • Calla (Zantedeschia)
  • Canna

To limit inhaling pollen and mold in your garden, National Jewish Health, a leading respiratory treatment center, recommends wearing an allergen mask. Or, if that’s not available, tie a scarf over your nose and mouth for protection.