The Best Of Spring Flowering Bulbs 

Last Updated on March 18, 2024 by SampleBoard

Spring is one of the best times for flowering and blooming. The season that our gardens come back to life after cold and dark winters.

One of the most exciting elements of spring is the wide variety of spring bulbs that flower between March, April, and May.

Returning color and life to our gardens once more and welcoming all the new elements of nature that spring brings.

From bright pops of color to vibrant, bushy blooms, the following are the best spring flowering bulbs that grace us with their presence each springtime.

With details on what you can expect from them as they begin to flower and bloom. 

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1. Daffodil

The symbol of spring.

The humble daffodil makes its return every year and brings feelings of joy as gardeners and non-gardeners alike welcome their presence as a sign of spring’s awakening.

The bright yellow blooms of traditional golden daffodils make them an attractive addition to any garden.

Sitting perfectly lining borders and in planters, whilst also being a joyful decorative touch to a home’s interior.

Place them facing the sun on a windowsill or in a vase on a dining table. 

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2. Crocus 

Tiny, cheerful blooms that appear as early as February, often pushing through the snow!

Available in an incredible range of beautiful spring colors such as purple, yellow, white, and even striped varieties, the dainty crocus adds the perfect amount of color to a garden in spring.

This is a low-maintenance spring flower that is perfect for beginner gardeners with small amounts of experience caring for flowers in springtime.  

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3. Tulip

A quintessential spring flower, known for its vibrant colors and diverse shapes.

Early, mid-season, and late-blooming varieties ensure a long season of tulip enjoyment.

Ideal for keeping your garden bright, colorful, and cheery throughout the entire season until the summer months.

Single-flowered, double-flowered, fringed, and parrot tulips offer endless options for creating unique garden designs. Ideal for a range of gardeners from beginners to expert gardeners. 

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4. Hyacinth 

Hyacinths are fragrant clusters of blooms available in blue, pink, purple, and white fill the air with the sweetest of aromas.

Their bushy and colorful heads brighten any area in which you choose to plant them.

Both indoors and outdoors, a hyacinth will thrive when planted in a pot in full sun/partial shade, and be sure to keep them here throughout their spring flowering season. 

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5. Snowdrops

Delicate white bell-shaped flowers poke through the wintery ground, symbolizing hope and new beginnings.

Snowdrops are another type of early spring flower that gives the initial indication of the spring season returning.

Returning year after year, you can rely upon the trusty and low-maintenance snowdrop.

What’s more, they are the perfect spring flower for attracting bees throughout the early weeks of spring, providing them with an early source of pollen and nectar. 

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Beyond the classics

Muscari (Grape Hyacinths)

Spiky blue flowers resembling tiny grapes provide a charming edging or add texture to container plantings.

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Allium (Ornamental Onions)

Globe-shaped blooms in purple, pink, or white grow on tall stalks, adding height and drama to the garden.

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Dutch Iris

Elegant blooms in various colors create a stunning show and attract pollinators.

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