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Combine perennials with flower bulbs

Have you already seen our perennials in our range? Perennials are available as a rhizome, but also in a nursery pot from the well-known “Hello Garden series”. In addition to beautiful flower bulbs in the garden, perennials really complete your garden! With this combination you create a varying palette of flowering times, colours and scents. There are so many types, so there is certainly something for you. In this blog, we will tell you which types of perennials we have and how you can combine them perfectly with our flower bulbs.

Rock and Alpine plants

Many people think that rock and alpine plants should be on a stone or stony surface. But this is not necessary! These plants are also very suitable in the garden on dry, sandy soils. These plants are beautiful along the edge of a path, going on the front of a border or at the terrace. In addition, they can also be used for planting in graves or cemeteries. Rock and alpine plants are available in shades of blue, yellow, pink and white and bloom between April and September. Examples of these plants are the Helianthemum "Lawrenson's Pink", Armeria mar. "Splendens Perfecta", Rhodantemum "Casablanca" or the Sedum spath. "Cape Blanco”.

Ground covers

Ground covers are known for their low planting and relatively low maintenance. They are therefore perfect for brightening up the bald spots. The positions of these plants vary from both dry and moist places, but also from sunny to shady places. Examples of ground covers are Geraniums (in many varieties!), Ajuga "Chocolate Chip", Alchemilla Mollis, Helianthemum "Lawrenson's Pink" or the "The Bride". Whether you're looking for colorful ground covers or white ones, it's all here!

Shade plants

Do you have a dark spot in the garden, but would you like to brighten up this place? The shade plants are perfect for this. Do you like these plants very much, but do you not have dark, shady spots in the garden? No problem! These shade plants also do well in lighter conditions. Examples of these plants are the Astilbe, Anemones, Dicentra, Arisaema (all in several varieties!) Or the Hosta Frances Williams.


Fragrant plants

Plants in the garden are a must have, because they provide a colourful spectacle. But what could be better if they also give off a wonderful scent? If you would like this, then you have come to the right place in the category fragrant plants. They are available in different heights and flower shapes. Another benefit to fragrant plants; most are very suitable for cutting, so you can also enjoy the wonderfully scented and colourful perennials at home! Examples of these plants are the Phlox (several varieties!), Centranthus ruber "Coccineus", Agastache "Blue Fortune" or the Convallaria majalis, also known as the Lily of the Valley.

Plants for bees and butterflies

Plants for bees and butterflies bloom early in the spring until late in the autumn. These plants provide food for bees, bumblebees, butterflies and other insects. Even birds love it! Besides the fact that these plants are highly appreciated by the animals, they also make you very happy with their colourful appearance. Moreover, with these beautiful plants you contribute to the necessary biodiversity. Plants that belong in this category are Echinacea purp., Solidago "Strahlenkrone", Lavendula, Thymus citr. "Sambesi" and the Aquilegia.

Summer flowering plants

Since you often sit in your garden in the summer, it is nice if you have a beautiful, colourful view around you. The summer flowers give you the ultimate summer feeling. An advantage is that they require little maintenance and water, because they are used to looking for water. Do they look dry? Then give them some extra water. In addition, the summer flowering plants are very suitable for cutting, so that you can put them in a vase and enjoy them indoors. Examples from this category are the Alstroemeria Aurea Lutea, Liatris Spicata, Canna, Papaver and the Daylily.

Natural herbs

Plants that are also edible, what else do you want?! These plants do well in the vegetable garden, herb garden, but even in pots or containers! Of course you can also use these natural herbs in the ornamental garden, the bees and butterflies will be very grateful to you. Examples from this category are flat parsley, chives, chocolate mint, Moroccan mint and rosemary.

Special plants

The special plants like nutritious soil. They are easy to maintain, but water them when they look dry. When they have finished flowering, you can cut the plants back. This promotes a second growth. Examples of these plants are the Peony lactiflora "Karl Rosenfield” and "Sarah Bernhardt", Heuchera "Caramel" or the Ophiopogon planiscapus.


Now that you are familiar with all 8 categories from our perennial range, we are happy to tell you how you can combine them with our flower bulbs. In autumn (before the first frost) it is time to plant the spring bulbs. But did you know this is also the perfect timing to plant perennials? This gives them extra time to create roots, so that they flower extra well in the spring. When you make a combination with perennials and flower bulbs, you can enjoy more colour and exuberant flowering in the garden. Another advantage; by the time the bulbs have finished blooming, the perennials will grow over the dying foliage of the bulbs. This allows you to enjoy a colourful spring garden for an extra long time!

Now you are probably wondering which flower bulbs you choose for the perfect combination. This depends on what kind of garden you want. Do you want to create a romantic garden? Then choose pastel-coloured flower bulbs and perennials. Prefer to attract bees and butterflies to the garden? Then choose warm and striking colours of flower bulbs together with plants for bees and butterflies. Looking for a specific colour for the garden? With our filter you can easily search for a specific colour. Of course, this also applies to a specific flowering height or flowering time. Did you enjoy a beautiful, colourful garden in the spring? Then you probably also want this in the summer! For this you combine the summer flowering plants with our summer bulbs. And which types should you choose? That is just what you like!

TIP! Are you unsure whether the plants are in a nursery pot or a rhizome? This is reflected in the images and product specifications. When they are in a nursery pot, you will see that the plants are in a pot. For the sake of simplicity, you can also filter by "rhizome" or "by nursery pot", this is under the heading "delivered as".


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