Bold & Hardy Summer Blooms Collection

Our easy-care Bold & Hardy Summer Blooms Collection of three dramatic perennial bulbs will help give your garden a fresh look for summer. Foxtail Lily (Eremurus stenophyllus) with its compact form of brushy bright yellow flowers combines beautifully with the scarlet fronds of Lucifer Crocosmia (Montbretia). Casa Blanca Lilies (Lilium) with its pure white, sweetly scented flowers, completes the trio. Three varieties, 16 bulbs total. Cold hardy in zones 5-9
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HC017031
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Wake up the summer doldrums with our Bold And Hardy Collection of spring planted, summer-blooming bulbs. These hardy bloomers will add delightful texture, color, and form to a sunny space or perennial garden. Not fussy, they are low-care perennials that are deer resistant, pollinator favorites. Foxtail Lily (Eremurus stenophyllus) flowers from June through July at a compact height of 2-3' making it a perfect companion to the deep scarlet blooms of Lucifer Crocosmia (Montbretia). Casa Blanca Lilies (Lilium) blooms in mid-summer with pure white, fragrant flowers. Plant ‘Casa Blanca’ amongst other perennials where it can grow with its feet in the shade and extend up into the sun where its big, perfumed flowers can shine. All of these beauties make lovely cut flowers too. Three varieties, 16 bulbs total.

*Does not include planting map

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SKU
HC017031
Common Name
Bold & Hardy Summer Blooms Collection
Item Package Size
Collection of 16
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Flower Color
Mixed
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Mature Height
Eremurus stenophyllus: 72-96" tall
Casa Blanca Oriental Lily: 44-48" tall
Crocosmia Lucifer: 30-36"
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Good for Cut Flowers, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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