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The 20 Best Bulbs To Give Your Garden Lots Of Personality This Spring
1. Golden-Rayed Lilies
Golden-rayed lilies, or goldband lilies, are easy-to-grow plants that flourish in USDA growing zones 5 to 8, requiring well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade.
They bloom in the summer and can grow 2 to 5 feet tall. Their roots should be kept cool, which can be achieved by using mulch to prevent the soil from heating
and drying out.
2. Rain Lilies
Rain lilies are named so because they bloom after it rains heavily. Though not true lilies, they’re just as captivating with their stunning pink flowers and grass-like leaves.
Suited for USDA growing zones 7 to 10, rain lilies prefer full sun to partial shade and rich, well-draining soil. They typically grow 9 to 12 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide.
3. Persian Buttercups
Persian buttercups are delicate, cup-shaped flowers that bloom from spring to summer, coming in many colors including red, pink, purple, yellow, white, and bi-color hybrids.
These plants thrive in USDA growing zones 8 to 10, requiring full sun and evenly moist, well-draining soil. They typically grow to a size of 1 to 2 feet, both in height and width.
4. Lady Tulips
Lady tulips are a unique tulip variety with slender stems and elegant blooms. They're easy to grow and maintain, flourishing in colder regions with dry summers and
wet winters.
They thrive in zones 3 to 7, require fertile, well-draining soil and full sun, and typically grow 9 to 12 inches tall and wide but may attract rodents and other native wildlife.
5. Dinner-Plate Dahlia
The dinner-plate dahlia is famous for its enormous blooms, comparable in size to a dinner plate, measuring 12 to 14 inches in diameter but can be quite expensive
to purchase.
These long bloomers often last from mid-summer to late fall, thrive in full sun and acidic, well-draining soil in USDA zones 2 to 10, and can grow 36 to 40 inches tall.