Here at Gee Tee Bulb Company we stock more than five hundred different flower bulb varieties, from the humble Daffodil or Allium bulbs to more extravagant varities like the Tulip Van Eijk.
Our aim on this website is to help you find the bulbs you are looking for easily and with minimal fuss. We hope you also don’t mind a few of our suggestions along the way.
Click on any of the bulb categories below to see the varieties or use the search box in the top right-hand corner.
‘Jack in the Pulpit.’ These unusual plants come from the aroid family. They can be surprisingly easy to grow if left to settle in a shady position with plenty of leaf mould. They have three large leaves radiating out of the top of tall stems with the flower sitting beneath. The flowers are later replaced by a seed cluster that will turn bright red by autumn.
Bare Root Perennials18 Products
Bare root perennials are plants that are grown in open ground and presented with no soil or compost around the roots, and very little top growth. These plants are dug up ready to be planted in the colder dormant season between November and March and will burst into growth and life as the spring and early summer occur. Why plant Bare Root Perennials? Bare root plants as with lots of rhizomes tend to be more cost-effective than pot-grown plants and often also present a more established, larger clump of roots which will continue to develop over the winter, giving the plant a real boost of growth as the weather thaws. Once you’ve bought your bare root perennial, you’ll have the choice to plant them out if the winter is particularly mild, or plant them into pots to establish them during winter, and plant them out in spring – this makes it easier to look after the young plants and means you could move them if required in harsh winters. Planting them into pots also promotes root growth in softer compost and protects the young plants against weeds, pests and so forth. You can then harden them off before planting out in spring. Depending on which variety you choose, bare root perennials can thrive in full sun and sunny spots around your garden, or in shade, are often drought tolerant and like moist soil once replanted to help the individual bare roots take hold in their new situation. Bare root perennials can be planted in several different ways including into moist open ground soil, pots and planter boxes. What varieties of Bare Root Perennials does Gee Tee have? Gee Tee stocks a wide variety of bare root perennials including white and blue Agapanthus, Lily of the Valley, Cosmos, Hardy Geraniums, Helleborus, Hemerocallis, Hostas, Kniphofia Uvaria, Lamprocapnos and Peonies. How to grow Bare Root Perennials? See our Growing advice for Bare Root Perennials.
Begonias offer an explosion of colour for hanging baskets, window boxes, pots or tubs. The tubers can be planted after all risk of frost has past, using a loose, fertile soil or compost with plenty of drainage. Water and feed regularly once planted. It pays to remove dead flowers as well as pinching out any long stems during early growth to encourage stronger, bushier plants. Flowering from July until the first frost.
Bulbs in the green11 Products
We find planting snowdrops, bluebells, aconites or wood anemones as bulbs in the green the most reliable way to transplant them for future success. This is while they are in leaf and actively growing. We have been a trusted supplier of bulbs in the green for many years, producing and sourcing more established plants than ever before. The bulbs are lifted from their beds to order and packed into bundles of 100. We will be dispatching orders for bulbs in the green from early February. Most are available until mid-April, depending on the weather.
Cannas are a ‘must have’ for anyone who likes a touch of the exotic in their garden. For best results, start the tubers off indoors using large pots during late February or early March, water and feed well before planting outdoors once the frost is no longer a risk. They will flower mid-summer and keep on going until the first frosts of autumn. Lift the tubers and store frost-free for the winter.
‘Giant Himalayan Lily.’ It may take a year or two for the bulbs to settle with only the large glossy leaves appearing at ground level. These are already visually interesting in themselves but then patience will most definately be rewarded when strong stems start to emerge. These Cardiocrinum giganteum will reach a height of up to 3 metres and be topped with as many as 20 of the most fragrant white, trumpet flowers. After flowering, the bulbs will divide into several bulblets that will flower again in a few years to come. It is worth planting a few so to keep a rotation going. Plant with the crown of the bulb level with the surface in a humus-rich, shady spot.
Dahlias are a beautiful, versatile addition to any summer garden, with a vast range of colours, sizes and petal shapes bringing depth and texture from June right through until late into the warm season. <h3>Why grow Dahlias?</h3> Dahlias are broadly categorised by size, from small through to large, ranging in height from 10-15 inches to 3 or 4 feet tall. Apart from adding depth to mixed flower beds, these low maintenance plants make ideal cut flowers for colour in the home, and the smaller varieties are perfectly suited to window boxes. Although Dahlia tubers can appear quite fragile, once planted they are generally quite robust, and can be planted in moist, well-drained soil as soon as the frost has passed, with their flowering period beginning usually by midsummer. <h3>What varieties of Dahlia Bulbs do Gee-Tee have?</h3> We offer a wide range of Dahlia tubers to give you plenty of options to bring colour to your garden. Our varieties include Decorative, Cactus, Dwarf and Bedding Dahlias, Pom Pom, Dark Leaved and Mixed Dahlias, amongst others. <h3>How to grow Dahlias?</h3> See our Growing advice for Dahlias.
Eucomis (Pineapple Flower)1 Product
A striking plant for pots and borders. Large glossy leaves, spotted on the reverse, surround the base of the stem which has green and purple flowers connected so that they resemble a pineapple. Eucomis can remain in the ground undisturbed for years, successfully flowering every summer. The flowers and foliage will remain until the first frosts.
A smaller and more delicate example of the Gladioli family that flowers in early summer, its deep magenta colour and curved leaves make this a magnificent species. The Gladiolus is fully hardy and works surprisingly well in grassy areas, due to its strong stem. Consider combining naturally with an equally tall variety such as Allium Christophii, for an eye-catching duo!
Herbaceous Perennials33 Products
Herbaceous Perennials are the backbone of any great garden, giving structure and depth all year round, and year after year. With thousands of species to choose from, these plants – most of which don’t have woody stems – offer real value, with the majority reaching full height and flowering every year before dying back over the winter and re-growing in early spring, although there are also evergreen plants to choose from. <h2>Why grow Herbaceous Perennials?</h2> Herbaceous perennials offer gardeners a huge range of textures, colours, heights and widths and flower shapes to choose from. From ground covers and low hedges to larger bushes, architectural features, flowering beds and more, herbaceous perennials will go on growing and flowering for many years as long as they are well maintained. <h2>What varieties of Herbaceous Perennials does Gee-Tee have?</h2> Gee-Tee has a wide selection of herbaceous perennials to choose from including the colourful Achilleas, Alceas and Aqulegias. For year-round fresh greenery, choose from our range of Athyriums, Matteuccia Struhiopteris and Dryopteris, or bring flashes of vibrant lilac with our Campanulas and Delphiniums. Create depth in your meadow garden with our Echinaceas, Euphorbias and Heucheras, and large swathes of bushy colour with our drought-resistant Lavenders. And for tall focal points, we’ve got a fantastic range of Lupins, Nepeta, Papaver, Salvias, Verbena and Penstemons. <h2>How to grow Herbaceous Perennials?</h2> <span style="text-decoration: underline"><a href="/growing-advice/how-to-grow-bare-root-perennials">See our Growing Advice for Herbaceous Perennials.</a></span>
Hymenocalis (Peruvian daffodil)1 Product
The beautiful flowers of Hymenocalis (also known as Ismene) resemble gracefully misshapen daffodils with long curly petals. The stamens project from the long trumpet-shaped cups. They do well in pots or borders, plant in a well drained, sheltered position. Highly recommended.
Lily bulbs18 Products
All over the world, the lily has been a celebrated flower for thousands of years. It’s easy to see why with so many shapes, colours and sizes, it's signature trumpet-shaped flowers, not to mention the beautiful variety's powerful fragrance. The wide range of types and colours means you’ll find one that will complement your garden no matter your preference. <h2>Why grow Lilies?</h2> Lilies are so easy to grow too. All they ask for is a little drainage so that they don’t become waterlogged. They can then be left for many years, flowering again and again. Lilies look stunning in pots or as a cut flower in the home. <h2>What varieties of Lilies does Gee-Tee have?</h2> <p class="Standard">Gee tee has a large selection of Lily Bulbs including Asiatic Lilies, Oriental Lilies, Trumpet Lilies and Lilies for pots. Availability varies throughout the year.</p> <p class="Textbody">Asiatic Lilies are an excellent choice for your first Lily growing experience, as they are one of the easiest to grow and the earliest to flower.</p> <p class="Textbody">Asiatic Lilies have masses of open-faced, upward-facing flowers in a beautiful range of colours. Because they are shorter than other varieties and have strong stems, they need no staking. You should also note that they don't have any fragrance, although their blooms are vibrant and beautiful.</p> <p class="Textbody">To get the maximum scent and visual impact, you should select an Oriental hybrid, with their bold, bowl-shaped flowers and sensational fragrance. They can also reach a height of 1.5-2m, forming the centrepiece of any garden during flowering.</p> <p class="Textbody">Another outstanding variety is the Trumpet lily – tall with trumpet-shaped flowers, these hardy lilies grow many blooms, from 12 to 15 per stem, and have a wonderful sweet fragrance.</p> <p class="Standard">Alongside a large variety of types we have a large range of colours and sizes, these include orange, red and white and also tiny lilies. Availability depends on the time of year.</p> <h2>How to grow Lily Bulbs?</h2> <span style="text-decoration: underline"><a title="How to Grow Lilies" href="/growing-advice/how-to-grow-lilies">See our Growing advice for Lily Bulbs.</a></span>
Before planting Oxalis in a small clump in your garden be sure to know the type you are planting. We supply Adenophlla & Triangularis, types that are non-invasive and are ideal for pots and rock gardens. Adenophylla will bloom in late spring and Triangularis are perfect for pots.
Ranunculus in mixed colours make great garden subjects but are also popular as cut flowers. Displayed in a vase indoors, they are very long lasting. The fern-like foliage that appears when young will die down in the summer, although this does not affect the look of this flower in any way. To give them the best start in life, soak the tubers in water overnight before planting.
Snowdrops In The Green5 Products
Snowdrops bloom from January through March to bring wonderful colour and honey scent to winter landscapes. The ‘in the Green’ variety of Snowdrops are differentiated from the usual bulb by the fact that they are lifted whilst in leaf, sometimes in flower. Subsequently, they can establish themselves more quickly in the following growing season. <h2>Why Grow Snowdrops in the Green?</h2> It is widely believed that the best way to grow Snowdrops is in the green, as dry bulbs – which can be planted in autumn – can often fail to grow. By naturalising Snowdrops in the grass immediately after they have flowered, with their foliage still intact, the plants establish themselves ahead of dormancy, leading to a higher success rate of growth and flowering. When raising and replanting your Snowdrops, we advise that you do so on the same day and plant them deep into moist soil in order to retain their moisture. Water the Snowdrops regularly over the following weeks to ensure that the roots take thoroughly. After replanting, the foliage will die down naturally, with new growth showing at the start of the next blooming season. <h2>What Varieties of Snowdrops in the Green Does Gee-Tee Have?</h2> Gee-Tee stocks Snowdrops varieties including Galanthus Elwesii, Galanthus Flore Pleno (the double Snowdrop), Galanthus nivalis and Snowdrops in the Green.
Sparaxis in vibrant mixed colours look very special in your rockery or in pots. If early temperatures are particularly cold, it may be best to pot them up and start off in a greenhouse or cold frame. This flower is not too happy in the cold, but is worth all of the effort of your care!