Flower Bulbs & Tubers
Garden essentials for anyone who enjoys their spring and summer flowers, our flower bulbs and tubers come ready to plant during their dormant phase. All you need to do is choose from the extensive range on offer here at Suttons, and make sure you get your bulbs into the ground at the time indicated on the packaging to ensure the best results.
How to plant flower bulbs
Most flower bulbs should be planted at a depth equal to two to three times the height of the bulb, and about two bulb widths apart. Tulip bulbs are an exception, and need to be planted a little deeper – to a depth of about 20cm depending on the variety. Always check the planting instructions for the particular varieties you choose.
Caring for bulbs and tubers after flowering
Hardy bulbs can be left in the ground all year and will naturalise over time, providing a carpet of flowers each spring. You can manage your bulbs by digging them up and splitting them – check out our guide for comprehensive details on how to naturalise bulbs effectively. For half-hardy and tender bulbs and tubers, it’s important to move them indoors for overwintering.
For more information on growing bulbs and tubers, head over to our flower bulbs page where you’ll find our collection of guides covering all aspects of bulb cultivation.