Why do people buy flower bulbs? Because of the bulb flowers. It may sound like a pun, but it's true: flowers that grow from bulbs are called bulb flowers. If you look around in the shop of Fluwel, you will see that there are numerous types of bulb flowers, from are tulips to hyacinths, from crocuses to amaryllises. Even the snowdrops we see in the wild are bulb flowers. Other well-known ornamental flowers, such as roses, are beyond our reach, since they do not grow from a bulb.
Bulb flowers in bloom, what beauty! People associate them with the spring, although there are species that bloom in summer or autumn. Indeed, there are so many kinds of flower bulbs in the world! Fluwel is a Dutch company, known for tulips, but also specialized in many other of these species. If it grows from a bulb, we find it interesting.
In Fluwel’s web shop, you do not buy flowers , you buy flower bulbs instead. In your garden or in a pot or vase in the living room, these bulbs will grow into beautiful bulb flowers eventually. That’s how one buys a little spring in the shop at Fluwel.com... You can also find lots of information on our website, so that you can plant your bulbs yourself.
Spring flowering bulbs
The most famous bulb flowers are a symbol of spring, since that’s the time of their bloom. The demand for spring flowering bulbs remains high, these are the flowers our costumers ask about. They are the bulb flowers that everyone knows: tulip, daffodil, crocus, hyacinth. But we inclue allium (a kind of onion), fritillaria and muscari as well. Most bulbs you buy at Fluwel are spring bloomers.
Summer flowering bulbs
For most plants, bloom ends in summer. That's a pity. Summer flowering bulbs are therefore very popular, precisely to be planted in combination with spring flowering bulbs: they will keep your garden colourful and lively for a longer time. Lilies are the best known summer bloomers, but the Pleione may be appropriate too - it blooms from late spring to early summer.
Autumn flowering bulbs
Autumn flowering bulbs are really rare. It usually involves subspecies of bulbs already mentioned, specially bred to give some colour during autumn. One must think of special lilies and crocuses. Please note the special offers on our website, or subscribe to our newsletter, so that you can learn more about these flowers.
Winter flowering bulbs
Bulb flowers need the winter time to prepare for spring, but they do not bloom during this period. Nevertheless, you can enjoy winter flowering bulbs in your living room. You have to make the bulb “think” that winter is over and that your room temperature means spring. Amaryllis is a good example of a flower bulb that flowers in winter.
Flowering bulb flowers, they are beautiful, all year round, in gardens and homes across the world . At Fluwel, we love them, as you can see on our site and in our online shop!