Soft Colors Garden Bulb Collection

Our Soft Colors Garden Bulb Collection features Crocus, Hyacinth, and Daffodil blooms for the early-to-mid-spring garden. Perfect for extending the bloom season of the Soft Colors Inferno Strip Pre-Planned Garden. Simply plant bulbs among perennials to enhance your garden and provide early season nectar for bees and pollinators. Collection of 155 bulbs.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant
Good For Containers
Great For Mass Plantings
Grows In The Lawn
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size4-8" tall
Bulb SpacingVaries:
Joan of Arc Crocus: 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Dark Eyes Grape Hyacinth: 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Tete-a-Tete Daffodil: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeEarly to mid spring
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SizeCollection of 155
SKUHC017689

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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The Soft Colors Garden Bulb Collection welcomes early spring with Joan of Arc Crocus at 4-6" tall. Large snow white petals with golden pistils and purple striations are a beautiful greeting to spring. The favorite Tete-a-Tete Miniature Daffodil also blooms in early spring with cheery, fragrant, golden yellow flowers. In mid-spring, sweetly fragrant Dark Eyes Grape Hyacinths bloom with deep blue florets edged in white. Plant your collection in groups, or mix them together, among the garden perennials. All of these bulbs will naturalize and spread readily to create lovely carpets of color. They also provide important early-season nectar to our pollinators as they emerge in the spring. To allow the colors to shine and give space for naturalizing, plant in groups of 3-6, spaced apart by 6-8". Drought-tolerant and deer resistant once established.

 

The Soft Colors Garden Bulb Collection includes:

Joan of Arc Crocus                                          60 bulbs

Dark Eyes Grape Hyacinth                              45 bulbs

Tete-a-Tete Miniature Daffodil                          50 bulbs


More Information
SKUHC017689
Common Name
Soft Colors Garden Bulb Collection
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Yellow, Blue, White, Mixed
Mature Height
4-8" tall
Bulb Spacing
Varies:
Joan of Arc Crocus: 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Dark Eyes Grape Hyacinth: 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Tete-a-Tete Daffodil: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
Varies:
Joan of Arc Crocus: 9-10 cm
Dark Eyes Grape Hyacinth: 5 cm
Tete-a-Tete Daffodil: 12-14 cm
Planting Depth
2-4" deep
Bloom Time
Early to mid spring
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Deer Resistant, Good For Containers, Great For Mass Plantings, Grows In The Lawn
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Item Package Size
Collection of 155
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs: When you receive your spring bulbs (Tulips, Daffodils, etc.) keep them in a dry, dark, cool place until ready to plant. They need air circulation so they will not collect moisture and rot. Planting times can vary from early October in the North to mid-to-late November in the southern regions. A good rule of thumb is to plant them about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze. For more information and a planting depth illustration, see pages 13-15 of our Planting Guide.

Soil Preparation for Bulbs: Plant tulips in well-drained soil to ensure proper root formation. Incorporate a good quality organic compost as needed. Yum Yum Mix® is recommended as an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium needed for strong plants and healthy roots. Mix a small amount into the bottom of the hole before planting your bulbs.

Many bulbs prefer full sun exposure, including Tulips. Exposure to full sun will bring out the rich colors that tulips offer, but some shade will enable a longer blooming period and still offer a colorful addition to your yard or garden. Other bulbs such as Grape Hyacinth (Muscari), Allium, Snowdrops (Galanthus), Hyacinth, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well, so long as they receive at least six hours of sunlight each day. Pink Daffodils will hold their color longer if planted in dappled shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.

After planting, add a top dressing of compost or other organic material and water in thoroughly. If your winter is dry, water every three to four weeks throughout the winter and add more mulch if necessary.

Protect your Bulbs: One planting of Yellow Crown Imperial per 20 feet of garden bed will deter foraging mice, voles and moles. To deter chipmunks and squirrels from snacking on Tulip bulbs, place a grid of chicken wire above the bulbs as you plant to protect them. Apply Chase Mole and Gopher Repellent to the surface of the ground to protect bulbs from these burrowing mammals. As bulbs sprout, use our Deer Off Repellent to prevent deer and rabbits from browsing your spring blooms.

After your Bulbs have Bloomed: Once your bulbs have bloomed, allow the bulb foliage to brown and fade naturally, since the leaves are feeding the bulb in the ground. Removal of foliage weakens the bulb and leads to fewer blooms the following year. Planting your bulbs amongst your perennials is one way to conceal the dying bulb foliage. The perennials begin to grow and fill out as the bulb foliage dies back. The perennials will then provide foliage and color in the garden from late spring through the summer and into fall. Regular fertilization with balanced organic or natural fertilizer and a re-application of mulch each fall will insure more and more beautiful spring bulb blooms for many years!


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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Zone 7Shipping begins the week of September 21st, 2020
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of September 28th, 2020
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 5th, 2020
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 12th, 2020

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.

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