Bold Bouquet Flower Bulb Collection

Bold Bouquet Mix

Bold Bouquet Flower Bulb Collection includes a selection of bold, colorful, dramatic flowers that leaves no room for so-so! Creamy Café au Lait Dinnerplate Dahlias with larger-than-life flowers are contrasted by the vertical elegance of Purple Flora Gladiolus. Woven together by the mysterious Gloriosa Lily and the cheerful blooms of Christmas Bells, this collection will bring you bouquets aplenty and lots of garden color too. (Note: All parts of the Gloriosa Lily plant are poisonous.) Total of 24 bulbs.
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Per Collection of 24
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HC017258
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Take the leap into big form and color with our Bold Bouquet Bulb Collection. Café au Lait Dahlia (3 bulbs) is one of our favorite Dahlias, with its big blooms up to 10" across. Washed in cream, touch by pink and shaded by mocha, these flowers are a sultry and beautiful addition to a bouquet. Plant bulbs in a full sun location in compost enriched, well-drained soil and stake them to help support the big blooms. They will flower from mid-summer to frost. Purple Flora Gladiolus (15 bulbs) is rich in deep purple color and tall for vertical interest in the garden and as a cut flower. At 48-60" tall, they make an excellent backdrop for summer’s colors. The exotic Gloriosa Lily (3 bulbs) will climb 6-10' and flower with blooms to spare with unusual lily-like reflexed petals flashing with reds and yellows. Plant in enriched, well-drained soil in sun or part-shade near a trellis or wall it can climb on. The big 4-5" flashy flowers will steal the show in bouquets and on the vine. Lastly. Christmas Bells (Sandersonia aurantiaca) blooms with orange-yellow lantern flowers lasting up to 3 weeks as a cut flower. Plant in a full sun location and this easy to grow plant will cover itself in thimble-sized bells from late spring to early summer. (1 bulb). Total of 24 bulbs. Note: All parts of the Gloriosa Lily plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to squirrels, dogs, cats and horses.
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SKU
HC017258
Common Name
Bold Bouquet Mix
Item Package Size
Collection of 24
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Flower Color
Mixed
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall, Mid - Late Fall
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Height
72 inches
Mature Height
Varies: Sandersonia aurantiaca: 20-30" tall
Gladiolus Purple Flora: 48-60" tall
Gloriosa rothschildiana: 60-72" tall
Dinnerplate Dahlia Café au Lait: 36-40" tall
Bulb Spacing
Varies: Sandersonia aurantiaca: 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Gladiolus Purple Flora: 4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Gloriosa rothschildiana: 1 tuber per sq. ft.
Dinnerplate Dahlia Café au Lait: 1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Planting Depth
Varies: Sandersonia aurantiaca: 2-3" deep
Gladiolus Purple Flora: 8" deep
Gloriosa rothschildiana: Plant tubers horizontally (laying flat) 2" to 3" below the surface
Dinnerplate Dahlia Café au Lait: 1-2" below the soil line.
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
Cut Flowers
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Yes
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

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. Read our article about How To Grow Dahlias.

Growing Dahlias: Plant Dahlia tubers after spring frosts in good garden soil with full sun. Dahlias must be protected from high winds, so we suggest you position them against a wall or be ready to stake them. Keep the plants well-watered and free of bugs, applying flower fertilizer as they grow. Your dahlias will be in full bloom by July or August, with the enormous flowers continuing to bloom until frost. As frost threatens, pull up the roots and trim off the stems. You can store the tubers in a cool dry place until the following spring.


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.

Growing Gladiolus: After spring frosts are over, plant the gladiolus corms (bulbs) in your flower bed wherever you want brilliant color in mid-summer. Gladiolus take very little space in the garden and can easily be planted between other plants. After planting, keep the bulbs watered regularly. Soon you’ll have bright sword-like foliage and brilliant blooms. Gladiolus corms are inexpensive, and provide excellent color for the cost. As frost threatens, you can just forget them, and replace them with new bulbs next growing season, or dig up the corms and store them in a cool try place until the following spring.


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.


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).


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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