Container garden bulbs are a small-space favorite
- Pack a punch of color within a contained environment
- Plant bulbs in layers for continuous blooms
- Try different bulb assortments each season
- Just a few bulbs will make a huge impact in container gardens
The best bulbs for container gardening
Not all of us are fortunate enough to have a family farm or even a level backyard–for some growers, container gardening is really the only option. But with this extensive collection of over 300 flower bulbs that thrive in containers, there’s no excuse to put off growing a container garden this year. No matter what color flowers or species of plants you love, there’s a variety here to fit every pot and please every gardener.
At Eden Brothers, excellence is our gold standard. We source our bulbs from the best suppliers in Holland, France, and Israel, and we quality check the product before the bulbs even leave our warehouse. We are passionate about getting your garden off to the best start, so we make it our mission to connect you with dependable bulbs that bloom true.
The small-space gardening trend is gaining popularity each year, and every home magazine features beautiful outdoor spaces adorned with flowers—patio-scapes, poolside retreats, and reimagined back-decks. Join the fun with your own overflowing container gardens, all easy to grow and extremely rewarding. Explore our Gardening 101 resource center for planting guides and videos.
Hardy fall-planted bulbs for containers
Alliums, amaryllis, daffodils, hyacinths, tulips—the list goes on and on. Fall-planted bulbs are the perfect candidates for container gardens because these bulbs don’t mind being tucked in close together—in fact, they prefer it. Plant these bulbs in groups within containers for a dramatic effect.
Growing fall bulbs in containers also ensures that the bulbs are grown in the perfect growing medium rather than in poor native soils. Unless you live in the coldest regions of North America, fall-planted bulbs can stay outside in containers year-round. Fall bulbs are hardy plants and will withstand freezing temperatures and wet weather with no problem.
Easy spring-planted bulbs for containers
The list of spring-planted bulbs fit for container gardens is just as long: anemones, begonias, crocosmia, freesia, and elephant ear—just to name a few. Spring-planted bulbs can go in containers sooner than they could be planted in the ground if the containers can be moved inside during freezing nights.
Raised beds and containers both have excellent drainage and actually work to keep the soil warmer than it would be at ground level, creating the perfect growing conditions for spring bulbs. All but the biggest pots are also moveable, so you can shuffle plants around to follow the sun throughout the day, which is vital for sun-loving spring bulbs.
Layered bulbs in pots for continuous blooming
You don’t have to segregate varieties, either–mix and match your fall-planted bulbs with spring-planted varieties for a gorgeous mix of color all season. Plant multiple species and varieties in the same container for a living flower arrangement that will rival any cut flower bouquet.
There’s a particular technique for planting bulbs in containers, called lasagna planting. It’s a method of layering bulbs for continual blooming in the same container. Plant the bulbs latest to flower at the bottom of the pot, placing the midseason varieties just above those. Plant the early-season bulbs closest to the surface, with a few inches of soil between each layer. Tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths would make a striking display in a layered container!
Don’t let garden space be an obstacle to your gardening endeavors. With this collection of over 300 hundred container-friendly flower bulbs, you can have the garden of your dreams with just a few pots. Don’t wait another minute–place your bulb order today and snag your favorite varieties before they’re gone.