Shade Tolerant

To grow and flower well, most bulbs, including tulips, need lots of sunshine from the moment they push through the soil in early spring until their foliage yellows and collapses. Daffodils can tolerate a bit of shade, but if they get less than half a day of sun, they may not bloom in future years. In warm climates, a bit of afternoon shade--even for sun-lovers like tulips--can be a good thing, helping to prolong bloom and keep flower colors from fading.

The following bulbs can get by very well on just half a day of sun or in the filtered sunlight found under deciduous trees. But be warned: No bulb will thrive in deep shade.

Item # Name Color Height Bloom Time Per 100
6009 Blue Squill   Blue 6 inches Early 0.160
6015 Snowflake   White 26 inches Mid 0.690
6007 White Squill   White 5 inches Very Early 0.300
6012 Windflowers   White/Lavender 5 inches Early-Mid 0.150
6051 Woodland Blend   Yellow/Purple/Blue 3-6 inches
5021 Crocreation   Purple/Yellow 5 inches Very Early 0.180
6021 Glory of the Snow   Sold Out Lavender/White 4 inches Early 0.100
6039 Snakes Head   Sold Out Maroon/White 10 inches Early-Mid 0.160
6020 Snowdrops   Sold Out White 6 inches Very Early 0.460
6028 Spanish Bluebells   Sold Out Blue 16 inches Late 0.290
6006 Starflower   Sold Out Blue 4 inches Mid 0.140
6008 Striped Squill   Sold Out White/Blue 6 inches Early 0.110
6040 Trout Lily   Sold Out Yellow 10 inches Early-Mid 0.680
6022 Winter Wolfs Bane   Sold Out Yellow 3 inches Very Early 0.220
5020 Hokus Crocus   Sold Out White/Purple 5 inches Very Early 0.180
6024 Tommies   Sold Out Purplish Pink 4 inches Very Early 0.110
5050 Vernal Jewels   Sold Out White/Yellow/Lavender 3 inches Very Early 0.120
6005 Grape Hyacinth   Sold Out Blue 6 inches Mid 0.150
6004 Grape Hyacinth Blend   Sold Out Blue/Light Blue/White 6 inches Mid 0.190
6003 Muscari Latifolium   Sold Out Blue/Purple 6 inches Early-Mid 0.110

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