When to Plant Bulbs in the Green

Last Updated on 04/06/2021 by Esther Roberts

‘In the Green’ Bulbs are growing plants that are lifted in late winter/spring when the bulb is actively growing, in flower or after flowering, when they are beginning to die back. These plants are easy to grow, quick to establish and are an extremely useful way to inject flowers quickly into bare spots in your winter garden. Learn when to plant some of your favourite spring-flowering bulbs with our planting tips.

When to plant them

Flowering from January through to March, ‘In the green’ bulbs, such as winter aconites and snowdrops, should be planted while they have leaves in early spring, rather than as dormant bulbs in the autumn.

How to plant them

When your plants arrive, tease them apart taking care not to damage the roots. Plant at the level at which the leaves change colour (approx. 8-10cm deep). Fill soil around the bulbs, compacting lightly. Water immediately.

Our favourite varieties

Discover some of our favourite ‘green’ bulbs for planting in the garden this spring.

Single Snowdrops
Double Snowdrops
Winter Aconites

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