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Suggested Bulb Selections for America's Anniversary Garden (Selected by Brent Heath)

Flowering
Time
TypeSuggested cultivar
or species
HeightBulbs/
sq. ft.
Planting
depth
ColorMiscellaneous
For gardens and beds:
Early to
mid-spring
TulipAbba10" - 12"4 - 58" - 10"RedFragrant double flowers; containers.
DaffodilBarrett Browning14" - 16"4 - 55" - 6"WhiteBrilliant white with an orange-red center cup.
Grape
hyacinth
Blue Spike6" - 8"10 - 152" - 3"BlueLoosely formed fragrant double flowers; larger and longer lasting.
HyacinthCarnegie8" - 12"4 - 54" - 6"WhiteSpike of fragrant dense flowers.
Glory of the SnowChionodoxa forbesii5" - 10"6 - 102" - 3"BlueSpray of 5 - 10 starry flowers per stem, white center.
Early to
mid-spring
TulipRed Paradise10" - 14"4 - 58" - 10"RedBlack heart.
DaffodilAbba14" - 16"4 - 55" - 6"WhiteVery fragrant, 3 - 5 double florets per stem, orange flecked center.
Grape hyacinthChristmas Pearl4" - 6"10 - 152" - 3"BlueFragrant.
Mid- to late
spring
TulipParade20" - 22"4 - 58" - 10"RedVery large, yellow base, inside yellow-edged, black heart.
DaffodilStainless16" - 18"4 - 53" - 8"WhiteFlate, large cup with green eye.
Grape hyacinthSaffier8"10 - 152" - 3"BlueFragrant; long-lasting.
For a small container (under 20" diameter):
Mid- to late
spring
TulipTulipa linifolia3" - 4"10 - 154" - 6"RedBright red with a black base; opens wide in sunshine; red-edged leaves.
Grape hyacinthBlue Spike6" - 8"10 - 152" - 3"BlueLoosely formed fragrant double flowers; larger and longer lasting.
Grape hyacinthAlbum4" - 6"10 - 152" - 3"WhiteDense spikes of pure white "pearls."
For a large container (over 20" diameter):
Mid- to late
spring
TulipRed Riding Hood10" - 12"4 - 58" - 10"RedGreigii rulip with purple mottled leaves; containers.
DaffodilIce Wings10" - 12"4 - 55" - 6"WhiteFragrant, 2 - 3 nodding flowers per stem; containers.
Grape hyacinthMuscari latifolium4" - 6"10 - 152" - 3"BlueLight blue fragrant top florets, dark violet on bottom; containers.