We have a wide selection of beautiful summer-flowering bulbs that will bring impressive flower displays to your garden, not only do they look fabulous growing in borders or containers, but they also make excellent cut blooms to adorn your home too!

We have lots to choose from, including the highly popular dahlias, iris, lilies, gladioli, and anemone to name but a few. Many of our summer-flowering bulbs are hardy and only need to be planted once to enjoy blooms year after year, but some tender species such as dahlias and gladioli can’t survive the frost and should be lifted and stored over the Winter to be replanted again the next Spring.

Most Summer-flowering bulbs prefer a warm, sunny position, the sunlight and warmth help to make the plants grow faster and flower more abundantly, however begonias also do very well in shady spots. Dahlias and begonias flower all summer long while lilies and gladioli flower in shorter vibrant bursts.

A few of our favourites this year include the fabulous ‘black Jack’ dahlia, with its stunning deep, dark burgundy tones and its striking but elegant appearance, they are perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to your garden and effortlessly create a visually stunning focal point.

Another summer bulb that has caught our eye this year is the ‘louder still’ iris, it is such a joy to look at with its magnificent blend of yellow and purple hues. This iris will complement any garden design, such as borders, perennial beds, or even as a standalone focal point.

Ranunculus ‘purple heart’ is another bold and vibrant summer flowering bulb that deserves a place in your garden, with its intricate structure of delicate petals. The rose-like appearance of ranunculus blooms makes them an attractive addition to flower beds, borders, or containers.

New to our range this year is the gladioli ‘carine’ with its tubular soft cream flowers featuring a pop of vibrant pink in the centre. Gladioli are relatively low-maintenance plants that once planted tend to thrive with minimal care.

More dahlias!

Dahlias are prolific bloomers, providing a profusion of flowers from midsummer to the first frost! They come in a wide array of colours, ranging from vibrant reds and oranges to soft pastels. We are particularly loving the bi-coloured varieties this year, their contrasting colours are so much fun, captivatingly beautiful, and are sure to bring flair and sophistication to the garden.

Dahlias are generally easy to grow with the right care, and offer a stunning display of flowers, their extended blooming season ensures a continuous display of colour in the garden, and they also make fantastic bouquets, making them popular choices for cut flower gardens.

How to plant Summer-flowering Bulbs

  • You should plant the bulb with the tip pointing upwards and the roots pointing downwards, this may seem obvious, but it can be difficult to tell which end of a bulb is the tip. If you can’t tell the tip from the roots, plant the bulb on its side.
  • Generally, bulbs should be planted twice the depth of the bulb.
    Ideally, bulbs should be planted in well-drained, fertile soil, but in any case, grit should be added into the hole before planting.
  • Fill in the hole and compact gently.


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