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.
Zones2 - 10
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant SizeVaries: 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 SpacingVaries: 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.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeCollection of 24

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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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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Common Name
Bold Bouquet Mix
Item Package Size
Collection of 24
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Flower Color
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
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
Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit Of Measure
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
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.

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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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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