Planted at the front of ornamental borders, spring-flowering bulbs add a splash of colour to gardens befor herbaceous perennials cath up and take centre stage. Spring bulbs also work well in pots – try creating a daffodil window box display or a primula and anemone pot display.
We list five beautiful spring-flowering bulbs for March, below.
The dainty, star-shaped flowers of chionodoxa bulbs, like ‘Pink Giant’, look the most impactful when planted in large drifts as you’d see with other spring-flowering bulbs like bluebells and scillas (below).
Hyacinths planted outside in autumn will be coming into bloom towards the end of March. They look especially attractive combined with other similarly coloured pulmonarias and primulas. The demure ‘Carnegie’ has snowy white blooms, while those of ‘Woodstock’ are a deep maroon-purple.
Most species and varieties of crocus flower in March, bringing splashes of violet and orange to the garden and container displays.
Also known as the Siberian squill, Scilla siberica look particularly magnificent when planted in large drifts below trees and shrubs, creating a sea of nodding blue flowers. You could also naturalise them in lawns and combine with the likes of crocus and daffodils.