TOP 5 BULBS...
…for planting now, as chosen by Mark Lane
Eremurus robustus For height, drama and movement, you cannot beat eremurus. This foxtail lily has a huge flower spike (up to
2.4m tall), which bears as many as 800 small flowers that are a pretty pale peach-pink colour.
Tulipa ‘Rococo’A stunning tulip for adding a touch of luxury and vibrancy to your flowerbeds or pots. It has oversized carmine-frilled petals edged with fire-engine red with a blue sheen. It’s also great as a cut flower.
Allium unifoliumA pretty compact allium that is perfect for containers. It has slender grey leaves that die back before the open, bell-shaped pinkish-purple flowers emerge in early summer.
Iris ‘Alida’ (Reticulata) This dwarf iris, a native of Turkey and the Caucasus Mountains, has a gentle scent. Its soft, sky-blue flowers, with a yellow throat, will bring welcome colour to your garden from January to February.
Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii Loose spires up to 1.3m tall carry clusters of lilac star-shaped blooms. This meadow flower from North America is happiest in moist soil or partial shade.