Bulbs & Corms

This page lists many of the bulbs and corms that I’ve written about on pumpkinbeth.com.  Click on the name of each plant for more information and links to further articles.

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Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ is a fascinating plant, with intriguing dark green coloured, corkscrew shaped leaves.  This is an amazing plant; its leaves form perfect corkscrew curls: it’s utterly mesmerising!  Albuca spiralis ‘Frizzle Sizzle’ produces fragrant yellow and cream coloured flowers, which are borne on…

If you’re looking to grow plants for bees and butterflies, you might be interested in this Allium.  ‘Gladiator’ attracts a wide range of bees and pollinating insects – I am certain that this plant will fulfil your requirements and may even surpass your expectations! ‘Gladiator’…

Allium ‘Globemaster’ is a stunning Allium with purple coloured, spherical flower heads, made up of many individual star-shaped flowers.  One of the taller Alliums, ‘Globemaster’ pops its head above lower growing plants.  These gorgeous globular flowers are held on tall sturdy stems that are usually…

Allium cristophii is a superb species of Allium that can be seen growing as a wildflower in Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Iran.  If you’re looking for plants to provide pollen and nectar for insects, you’ll be happy to hear that Allium cristophii flowers attract a wide…

Allium scorodoprasum ‘Art’ is an unusual looking Allium that produces small ‘flower heads’; each flower is made up of a collection of indigo coloured bulbils, interspersed with tiny mauve flower buds.  The flowers are held on thin, wiry stems that sway with the breeze. Flower…

Allium is a large genus of flowering plants, it features hundreds of Allium species and many hybrids.  Onions, spring onions, chives, garlic, and leeks are all part of the Allium family, as are many other plants, which are grown for their decorative flowers and seed…

Fritillaria imperialis ‘Aurora’ are statement plants with large vibrant orange coloured, pendulous flowers that really create impact in the garden.  Often referred to as Crown Imperials, these bulbous perennials form tall plants that reach up to around 1m (3.2ft) tall. I’ve grown my Fritillaria imperialis…

Snowdrops (also known by their botanical name: Galanthus) are delightful, perennial, bulbous plants, which originate from Italy, Turkey, the French Pyrenees, and other places in Europe and the Middle East.  It’s hard to say for certain just where any species of snowdrop first appeared, as…

Gladiolus ‘Prima Verde’ is a large flowered gladiolus, with green-yellow florets that won’t fade in the sunshine, it has a signature fine purple stripe, which is most visible in the lower opened florets. This elegant cultivar is perfect for gardeners and flower arrangers looking for…

Hyacinths are divinely fragrant bulbous plants that favour moist, but well drained soils and thrive when planted in a sunny or partially shaded spot.  If you’d like to grow hyacinths in your garden, you’ll find an array of Hyacinth cultivars available that produce pretty pastel…

Developed from Lilium ‘Kushi Maya’, Lilium ‘Yin’ is the result of eight years of breeding to develop a hybrid lily cultivar which grows successfully in all free-draining soils – either acid or alkaline.

Lilium ‘Twyford’, is a vigorous new hybrid lily, which produces pretty pink flowers with a lovely scent.  This pollen-free, double flowered oriental lily is ideally suited to container growing.  If you’re thinking of ordering this lily, it’s important to remember that this plant requires an…

Narcissus ‘Actaea’ is a Poeticus daffodil cultivar, from Division 9 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System.  Narcissus ‘Actaea’ is an heirloom Narcissus, which dates back to the 1920s. Narcissus ‘Actaea’ produces scented flowers with white outer petals and a yellow cup or corona,…

Narcissus ‘Albus Plenus Odoratus’, which is also known as Narcissus ‘Plenus’, is a double flowered daffodil cultivar, from Division 4 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Narcissus ‘Albus Plenus Odoratus’ is an heirloom daffodil cultivar, which was introduced before 1861.  This fragrant daffodil cultivar produces double,…

Narcissus ‘Art Design’ is a Double Daffodil Cultivar, from Division 4 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System.  These full flowered daffodils produce blooms that open first as soft yellow and white flowers, which change colour as they age.  In ageing, these daffodil flowers…

Narcissus ‘Avalanche’ is a tazetta daffodil cultivar, from Division 8 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System.  Narcissus ‘Avalanche’ produces up to fifteen flower heads per stem, displaying pretty, scented flowers that feature white petals and lemon yellow cups. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Avalanche’…

Narcissus ‘Baby Moon’ is a jonquil daffodil cultivar, from Division 7 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Narcissus ‘Baby Moon’ is a dear little daffodil that produces a number of fragrant, yellow flowers.  This daffodil cultivar grows up to 25cm (10 inches) in…

Narcissus ‘Blushing Lady’ is a jonquil daffodil cultivar, from Division 7 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Narcissus ‘Blushing Lady’ was developed by Brent and Becky Heath, of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, from Gloucester, in the USA.

Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ is a double daffodil cultivar, from Division 4 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System.  Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ produces fragrant, cream coloured, double flowers that have a touch of orange at their centre. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ usually flowers…

Narcissus ‘Bright Jewel’ is a brightly coloured daffodil with yellow petals and a red-orange trumpet.  This is a really vibrantly coloured flower that stands out across the garden. I love scented flowers, so I was happy to discover that Narcissus ‘Bright Jewel’ produces lightly scented…

Narcissus ‘Butterfingers’ is a large cupped daffodil cultivar, from Division 2 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Narcissus ‘Butterfingers’ produces large, ivory coloured flowers, with butter yellow coloured, pleated coronas or cups.

Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’ is a double daffodil cultivar, from Division 4 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. In the UK, Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’ usually flowers during late March and April.  Each flowering stem that Narcissus ‘Cheerfulness’ produces, features three to four, creamy yellow, scented, double flowers…

Narcissus ‘Chromacolor’ is a large-cupped daffodil, from Division 2 of the Daffodil Classification System.  This is a striking daffodil that really stands out due to its large, colourful flowers.

Narcissus ‘Cragford’ is a Tazetta daffodil cultivar, from Division 8 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System.  Narcissus ‘Cragford’ is an heirloom daffodil cultivar, which was introduced before 1930. Narcissus ‘Cragford’ produces multi-headed flowers, with white petals and orange red cups, or coronas, in mid…

Narcissus ‘Curlew’ is a jonquil daffodil cultivar, from Division 7 of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Daffodil Classification System. Narcissus ‘Curlew’ produces multi headed flowering stems, which feature up to three flowers.  The flowers of Narcissus ‘Curlew’ open with white perianths with lemon yellow cups, as…

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