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JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783

Can anyone recommend pot sizes for these bulbs please?

It’s the root depth I’m concerned about, although worth noting that they will all be tightly packed in.
  • 30 x ‘Triumph’ Tulips Mixed – The classic tulip with large, cup-shaped flowers in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours during April. Very strong and sturdy, growing to 50cm (20in) tall.
  • 15 x Miniature Mary Diamond– Brightly coloured daffodils, but in exquisite miniature from February to April, reaching just 20cm (8in) tall.
  • 15 x Crocus Mix – Beautiful purple, yellow and white flowers that look wonderful scattered in drifts during February and March, growing to 20cm (8in).
  • 30 x Muscari – The grape hyacinth, with poker-like clusters of densely packed, bell-shaped, purple-blue flowers in March and April, growing to 15cm (6in).
  • 80 x Allium ‘Moly’ - Loose clusters of bright yellow flowers make this allium useful for lightening areas of dappled shade in May and June. Grows to 50cm (20in) tall.
  • 50 x Allium White ‘Neapolitanum’ – Pure white flowerheads in April and May, growing to 40cm (15in).
  • 80 x Ipheon – Beautiful little star-shaped, silvery blue scented flowers from March to May, reaching 25cm (10in).



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,470
    You need twice the depth of the bulb  of soil above the bub. So little bulbs of a cm size need 2cm of soil over the top of it.  About the same for the roots, athough some roots like hyacinths will go down 10cm or more.  If you have bulbs still to plant, they need to go in now.
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