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The Best Bulbs to Plant in Your Lawn

Add no-maintenance spring color to your landscape by naturalizing carefree bulbs in your lawn and landscape.

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    • Siberian Squill

      Reflect the sky with a sea of blue Siberian squill. This reliable little bloomer pops up and can create a carpet of color for a couple of weeks if temperatures stay cool.

      Name: Scilla sibirica

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 8 inches tall

      Zones: 4-8

      Native to North America: No

    • Glory-of-the-Snow

      Enjoy a multitude of blue, pink, or white star-shape flowers from glory-of-the-snow. This charming bulb earned its name because of how early it blooms in the season.

      Name: Chionodoxa luciliae

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 6 inches tall

      Zones: 3-9

      Native to North America: No

    • Snow Crocus

      One of spring's first blooms, little snow crocus offer gorgeous cup-shaped blooms in shades of purple, yellow, blue, or white.

      Name: Crocus selections

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 3 inches tall

      Zones: 3-8

      Native to North America: No

    • Snowdrop

      Among the first bulbs to bloom, snowdrops offer graceful, butterfly-shape flowers on nodding stems. Singularly, they're beautiful up close, but like most bulbs, they're stunning in a large group.

      Name: Galanthus nivalis

      Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil

      Size: To 4 inches tall

      Zones: 3-9

      Native to North America: No

    • Puschkinia

      A close relative of Siberian squill, this easy bulb offers little spikes of pale blue flowers. Each petal has a darker blue stripe running through the center.

      Name: Puschkinia scilloides

      Growing Conditions: Full sun or part shade and well-drained soil

      Size: To 6 inches tall

      Zones: 3-9

      Native to North America: No

    • Early Iris

      It's a great treat to see the rich purple flowers of early iris poking up out of the ground -- especially when the ground is still covered in snow.

      Name: Iris reticulata

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 6 inches tall

      Zones: 4-8

      Native to North America: No

    • Winter Aconite

      Also called wolf's bane, this is the first spring bloom in many gardens. A low plant, it produces cup-shape flowers in a dreamy shade of golden yellow.

      Name: Eranthis hyemalis

      Growing Conditions: Part shade and well-drained soil

      Size: To 3 inches tall

      Zones: 4-8

      Native to North America: No

    • Ipheion

      An under-appreciated bulb, Ipheion is a favorite here at the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden. The star-shape flowers bear a lovely fragrance.

      Name: Ipheion uniflorum

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 8 inches tall

      Zones: 5-9

      Native to North America: No

    • Early Yellow Iris

      These dwarf iris are extra early bloomers, often appearing out of the snow. Their bright yellow color is a wonderful way to welcome spring.

      Name: Iris danfordiae

      Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil

      Size: To 6 inches tall

      Zones: 4-8

      Native to North America: No

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      Fill your garden with beautiful bulbs that bloom in spring, summer, and fall. Use these tips to ensure success.
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