What Spring Bulbs are set to be popular in 2025?

10th Jul 2024

As we start preparing our gardens for spring 2025, many gardening enthusiasts are eager to discover which spring bulbs will take centre stage. The trends this year emphasise a mix of timeless classics and exciting newcomers, with a strong focus on sustainability and biodiversity. Here’s a detailed look at the most popular spring bulbs that are set to transform gardens in 2025.

1. Tulips: Bold and Bright

Tulips continue to be a favourite and in 2025, the trend leans towards bold, vibrant colours. Expect to see a surge in popularity for varieties like ‘Tulip Virichic’ with its fuchsia-pink petals and green streaks and the classic ‘Queen of the night‘ known for its maroon, near black petals and velvety appearance, which pairs perfectly with either contrasting or lighter coloured tulips.

Tulips are celebrated for their versatility and striking visual impact, making them a staple in both formal and informal gardens.

Tulip Virichic - Viridiflora Tulip bulbs

Tulip Virichic

Tulip Queen of Night - single late tulip bulbs

Tulip Queen of Night

2. Daffodils: Sustainability Stars

Daffodils, with their cheerful yellow blooms, are not just a symbol of spring but also champions of sustainable gardening.

Varieties like the ‘Tête-à-Tête‘ a miniature daffodil and ‘Thalia,’ with its elegant white flowers, are gaining traction once again. These bulbs are appreciated for their naturalising ability, meaning they spread and return year after year, reducing the need for replanting and supporting biodiversity.

Narcissus Tete-a-Tete bulbs - narcissus bulbs

Narcissus Tete-a-Tete

Daffodil Thalia - Daffodil bulbs

Narcissus Thalia

3. Hyacinths: Fragrance and Flair

For those who love fragrant gardens, hyacinths are a must-have. The ‘Woodstock‘ variety, with its deep purple blooms, and the pastel-coloured ‘City of Haarlem,’ are expected to be particularly popular.

Hyacinths are not only visually stunning but also fill the air with a sweet, intoxicating scent, making them perfect for planting near walkways and entrances.

Hyacinth Woodstock - Hyacinth bulbs

Hyacinth Woodstock

Hyacinth City of Haarlem - hyacinth bulbs

Hyacinth City of Haarlem

4. Alliums: Architectural Elegance

Alliums, known for their spherical flower heads, add architectural interest to any garden. The ‘Purple Sensation‘ and ‘Multibulbosum Nigrum‘ varieties are among the top picks for 2025. These bulbs are valued for their ability to attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, contributing to a healthier garden ecosystem.

Allium Purple Sensation - allium bulbs

Allium Purple Sensation

Allium Multibulbosum (Nigrum) - allium bulbs

Allium Multibulbosum Nigrum

5. Crocuses: Early Bloomers

Crocuses are among the first bulbs to bloom, often heralding the arrival of spring. Varieties like ‘Ruby Giant‘ and the striped ‘Pickwick‘ are set to be popular choices again this year. These hardy bulbs can even push through snow, providing an early splash of colour and signalling the end of winter.

Crocus Pickwick - crocus bulbs

Crocus Pickwick

Crocus tommasinianus Ruby Giant - crocus bulbs

Crocus Ruby Giant

6. Snowdrops: Subtle Elegance

Snowdrops, with their delicate white flowers, are a beloved choice for early spring. The classic ‘Galanthus nivalis‘ and the larger ‘Galanthus Elwesii‘ are expected to be in high demand.

Snowdrop bulbs thrive in shaded areas and are perfect for naturalizing in woodland gardens.

Galanthus Nivalis

Galanthus Elwesii (Giant Snowdrop) In the Green

Galanthus Elwesii

7. Fritillarias: Exotic Appeal

For gardeners looking to add a touch of the exotic, fritillarias are the go-to bulbs. The ‘Fritillaria meleagris,’ also known as the snake’s head fritillary, with its unique chequered pattern, and the stately ‘Crown Imperial‘ are set to captivate gardeners in 2025. These bulbs prefer well-drained soil and add a dramatic flair to garden beds.

Fritillaria Meleagris - fritillaria bulbs

Fritillaria Meleagris

Fritillaria imperialis Aurora (Crown Imperial) - fritillaria bulbs

Fritillaria Crown Imperial

Bulb Collections

If you are unsure which varieties will work well together, why not check out our hand-selected bulb collections. Our collections consist of carefully curated combinations designed to complement each other in terms of colour, height, and flowering times – taking out all the guesswork of planning your next spring garden.

Lake Muscari Bulb Collection - spring bulb collection

Lake Muscari Collection

Perfect Pastels Spring Bulb Collection

Perfect Pastels Collection

Pre-Order to Avoid Disappointment

All of these spring-flowering varieties are now available on our website for pre-ordering with delivery from September onwards. Popular and trending varieties sell out quickly, so best to avoid disappointment by securing your selection today!

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