How to Extend your Show of Spring Colour using Daffodils and Tulips

There is no doubt about it spring is a favourite time of year at Tom’s Hidden Garden. Every year they try to add new daffodils and tulips to spring container displays extending the season as much as possible.

Using the planting lists below to help you get started to pick a range of daffodils and tulips that could give you nearly 2 to 3 months of spring colour. 

Remember that you need to plant your bulbs this autumn to get that fantastic spring display in borders and containers next spring.

The following list gives approximate flowering times and there are other varieties in each group available.

Daffodils

Mid February (if it is a mild winter)

  • Narcissus ‘Rijnveld’s Early Sensation’
  • Bridal Crown 
  • Paperwhites
Paperwhites

Mid to late February

  • Lobularis February Gold
  • Tete a Tete
Tete a Tete

Early March

  • Quail
  • Minnow
  • Jetfire
Jetfire

Late March 

  • Tamara (King Alfred type)
  • Minnow
  • Best Seller
  • Dutch Master
  • Ice Follies
Ice Follies

Early April to mid April

  • Mount Hood
  • Carlton
  • Sempre Avanti
  • Red Devon
  • Canaliculatus
  • Rip van Winkle

Late April

  • White & Yellow Cheerfulness
  • White Lion
  • Thalia
Thalia

May

  • Actaea
  • Hawera
Actaea

Tulips

Late February Flowering( weather permitting )

  • Tarda
  • Little Princess
  • Turkestanica
Turkestanica Tulips

Early March Flowering

  • Stresa
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Fashion
  • Abba
  • Heart’s Delight
Stresa

Late March Flowering

  • Monsella
  • White Dream
  • Blue Diamond
  • Red Apeldoorn
  • Princess Irene
Princess Irene

Early April flowering

  • Apricot Impression
  • Evita
  • Prince Charles
  • Upstar
  • Abu Hassan
  • Angelique
Angelique

Late April flowering

  • Pink Diamond
  • Any Lily-flowered tulips
  • Shirley
  • Queen of the Night
Queen of the Night

May flowering

  • Spring Green
  • Groenland
  • Inferno
  • Any Parrot tulips
The stunning form of Parrot Tulips

Planting a range of bulbs and weather permitting, you could have a show of daffodils and tulips from February until late April.

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