Last Updated on 01/03/2021 by Amber Williams
Tulips are the herald of spring, pinpointing the exact moment the seasons change and spring flowers grace us with their bright colours and tantalizing scents. Yes, tulips are lovely for spring gardens. But what to plant with them?
Tulip companions are a popular topic, due to the broad range of plants and flowers that accentuate their beauty. This makes for an exciting display throughout the spring season. In this blog, we are going to show you our favourite tulip companions, just in time for bulb planting season.
Muscari is a classic tulip companion plant, perfect for adding variants of height and interest to your beds and borders. You can even plant them in drifts through grass for a woodland effect.
Bluebells are lovely companions for tulips as they are low maintenance and easy to grow. Their short stature adds to the overall look, giving you variation among your beds and borders.
The king of spring-flowering bulbs; the popular Snowdrop is a wonderful tulip companion. Perfect for creating a woodland theme within your garden, looking natural underneath trees and shrubs or at the forefront of your beds and borders.
Anemones are celebrated for their bright colours and wide, open petals. Brilliant for planting with tulips as their colours complement any tulip and their unique palettes.
Hardy cyclamen are often used for naturalising under trees and shrubs. Paired with any tulip, the cyclamen flower will provide a natural effect that spring-flowering bulbs are often known for.