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summer bulbs

summer bulbs

When temperatures begin to rise, it is time to plant the bulbs that bloom in summer, a wide range of beautiful flowers that will give life and color to our gardens, terraces and homes.

If you want to learn how to plant summer bulbs, join us in this EcologĂ­aVerde article, in which we will see 11 summer bulbs, their names, characteristics and photos.


Native to South and Central America, the Hippeastrum x ackermannii is one of the most elegant bulbous plants. Up to two flower stems emerge from its bulb, which appear even before the leaves. Only the lower half of the bulb is buried, leaving the rest on the surface of the soil or substrate. It doesn’t need a lot of light, and in a cool corner its flowers will last longer.

Here you can learn about the care of the amaryllis plant.

Summer Bulbs - Amaryllis


The Lilium candidum, also called lily, is actually an entire genus with more than a hundred species to its credit. They are found in America as well as in Europe and Asia, and are characteristic for their fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers, which smell especially intense and pleasant at night, although not all varieties share this aroma. bloom between late spring and early summer.

Summer Bulbs - Lily

tuberous begonia

Between the summer flower bulbs is also grouped tuberous begonia, though its pretty, warm-colored flowers can actually appear during any season when the weather is warm enough or close to tropical. It is a plant that prefers shade or partial shade and is planted in early spring.

In this other post we detail the care of the begonia.

Summer Bulbs - Tuberous Begonia


The one known as water lily It is another of the most appreciated summer bulb plants. It originates from South Africa and stands out for its funnel-shaped flowers, usually white, with a highly valued perfume. The sheets of the coves they are green, large and fleshy, arrow-shaped, and prefer shade or semi-shade.

In this other article you have details about Care of the coves.

Summer bulbs - Cala


With more than 30 recognized species, this genus of plants native to Mexico is quite a spectacle for its striking flowers, with very bright colors and varied shapes. Already in ancient times, the Aztecs used them to decorate their events and festivities. Dahlias are bulbous summer plants They multiply very easily by dividing the tubers and need plenty of light.

You can learn about dahlias care with this gardening guide.

Summer bulbs - Dahlia

morning glory at night

The Mirabilis jalapaMorning glory at night or pedritos It is a plant whose flowering lasts from June until well into October. Its flowers are trumpets of warm colors or white, with very intense tones, although they are not its only attraction: its leaves, which are also very striking green, give shape to a bush of great contrasts and aesthetic value.

We tell you about the Caring for the Dondiego plant at night in this guide.

Summer Bulbs - Morning Glory


gladioli They are a whole genus with around 250 species, typical of Asia, tropical Africa, South Africa and the Mediterranean area. They stand out for their flower spikes, traditionally used in garden decoration and in making bouquets and arrangements, since they can be of a wide variety of colors. Some species and varieties reach and even exceed heights of one and a half meters.

Know here the Care of gladioli.

Summer Bulbs - Gladiolus


The Sinningia speciosaglixinia or syningia, is really a tuberous plant even though it is commonly called gloxinia, a genus of plants that are rhizomatous. It is a plant of less than half a meter in height, with fleshy and flown leaves that form a rosette around the floral stem. The very pretty and decorative flowers appear in summer and autumn and are bell-shaped. It needs a lot of light, but not direct.

In this link you will see the Care of the gloxinia.

Summer bulbs - Gloxinia


also called crocosmiait is a genus with 6 species of bulbs actually all from South Africa. They reach heights of up to 80 cm, with pretty orange flowers and ribbon-shaped leaves. They bloom between late spring and early summer, and it is very common to see them planted to form borders.

Summer bulbs - Montbretia


The scientific name of nard it is Agave amicaalthough it is also known as lily, amole or rod of San José. This bulbous grows up to 1 meter in height, with elongated ribbon-like leaves and a beautiful spike-shaped inflorescence, with between 8 and 12 white flowers with a great aroma.

Here you can read about tuberose care.

Summer Bulbs - Tuberose


Also known as harlequinthis is actually a genus with 12 species of bulbous originating in South Africa. They are small plants with very striking flowers with a yellow center and a white, orange or red exterior, with 6 petals. They need sun or partial shade, with very well drained soil.

Summer bulbs - Sparaxis

Summer Bulb Plant Care

For plant summer bulbsfirst you should check what species you have and make sure that you are going to plant them at the right time, since although most are planted in spring, this is not the case for all.

Plant the bulb with the pointy part facing up, which is where it will grow. Depending on the size of the bulb, you will need a depth between 5 and 20 cm. It is important to have loosened the soil before, which must offer good drainage and be rich in nutrients. We recommend using a mixture of peat, earthworm humus and coconut fiber in equal parts, with an addition of vermiculite and perlite. The bulbs to be planted must be hard and dry to the touch: the opposite usually implies that they are rotten.

Choose a location based on the light needs of the plant and water by spraying after planting, providing moisture to the soil but always without flooding. Most summer bulbs are especially sensitive to excess moisture, which makes them diseased and kills.

Learn more about these types of plants by reading our articles on What are bulbs and How to keep bulbs.

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