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BURST OF BLUE COLLECTION
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The Burst of Blue Collection consists of 5 varieties of blue flowering bulbs each individually packaged:

25 Spring Star
25 Anemone Single
5 Dutch Iris
10 Freesia
25 Muscari/Grape Hyacinths

Enjoy planting a Spring colour theme in your garden or pots with our selection of bulbs designed to complement each other.

Growing Spring Flowering Bulbs

Supplied as dormant bulbs

  • Frost tolerant once established
  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Suitable for areas with part shade
  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Suitable to cut for vases
  • Spring
  • Ideal Growing Regions:
  • Cool
  • Temperate
  • Arid
  • Semi-arid
  • Mild Tropical
  • View growing regions on the Climate Map

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Common Name: DUTCH IRIS
Botanical Name: Iris x hollandica
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 50-70cm H x 10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 10cm Depth: 10cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Full sun with some protection from wind
General Information: Suitable to all climates except tropical. Grows best in cool to cold climates but does tolerate warmer areas.
Watering: Water well after planting but don’t water again until foliage emerges. Give thorough weekly watering during growth and flowering, but once it starts to die down stop watering.
Fertilising: If the soil has been well prepared fertilising isn’t necessary. If soil is of poor quality blood and bone can be applied after leaves begin to emerge.
Soil: Well drained soil.
Lifting & Storage: Bulbs may be left undisturbed for years. If lifting bulbs do so once the foliage has died down completely and store in a warm and airy position.
Pests: Watch for aphids and spray with insecticide if necessary.
Tips: Dutch Iris rot easily if over watered or if soil is poorly drained.

Common Name: SPRING STAR
Botanical Name: Ipheion uniflorum
Family Name: Alliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 15-20cm H x 7-10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 7cm Depth: 4cm
Flowering: Late Winter to Spring
Positioning: Full sun to light shade.
General Information: Suitable for all climates except tropical. Frost tender.
Watering: Only required through dry winter spells. Can become water logged in winter, but will thrive in well drained soil.
Fertilising: Prepare soil with complete fertiliser or animal manure. A yearly top-dressing with a complete fertiliser is sufficient to maintain excellent growth and multiplication.
Soil: Thrives in most soil types.
Lifting & Storage: Spring star can be left undisturbed for many years, however after some time the clumps may become too thick in which case they can be dug up and divided. If they do need to be lifted wait until the leaves turn yellow and lay flat.
Pests: Spring star are extremely resistant to both pests and diseases. Bait slugs and snails during growing period if necessary.
Tips: When grown under trees or shrubs, plants will become naturalized. Spring star make striking borders and are great in rock gardens. When planting, remember to allow some extra space for multiplication, which will occur quite rapidly.

Common Name: ANEMONE
Botanical Name: Anemone coronaria
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Bulb Size: 30cm H x 10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 15cm Depth: 4cm
Flowering: Late Winter to Spring
Positioning: Full Sun
General Information: Anemones have wonderful rich and bright colours, and for picking as a cut flower they are hard to beat. They prefer to be massed in a sunny position. Suitable for Arid, Temperate and Mediterranean climates. Fully hardy – can handle all conditions.
Soil: Need well-drained soil.
Watering: Water well after planting, then weekly until leaves appear. Once up and growing, only water to supplement rainfall.
Fertilising: Light organic or chemical fertiliser at planting time. Liquid fertilise regularly once buds start to form.
Pests: Bait snails when buds appear. No other specific pest or disease problems are known.
Lifting & Storage: Best treated as annual or bi-annuals – new bulbs planted every 1 to 2 years.
Tips: To kick start the growing process, soak the bulbs in a bowl of water for about an hour before planting. Need protection from strong winds. Over watering will rot bulbs. Plant up to double the recommended depth in warm climates. Point of bulb faces down.

Common Name: MUSCARI
Also known as: Grape Hyacinth
Botanical Name: Muscari armeniacum
Family Name: Hyacinthaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 15cm H x 7cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 10cm Depth: 5cm
Flowering: Late Winter to Spring
Positioning: Full sun to partial shade
General Information: Fully hardy, suitable for all climates except sub/tropical or semi arid.
Watering: Only necessary if the ground begins to dry out due to insufficient rainfall.
Fertilising: Add organic or chemical fertiliser to ground before planting. Top dress as buds appears.
Soil: Well drained.
Lifting & Storage: Bulbs can be left undisturbed for many years. As clumps and borders thicken fertilising becomes important. Dig when foliage turns yellow.
Pests: Very hardy to pests and diseases. Bait snails and slugs during growing period.
Tips: Plant in long borders as an edging plant.

Common Name: FREESIAS
Botanical Name: Freesia x hybrida
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb Size: 25-40cm H x 7-10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 5-10cm Depth: 7cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Prefers full sun but tolerates very light shade for part of the day
General Information: Grows well in warm to cool zones but is unsuitable for the tropics or extreme cold areas. Can tolerate temperatures down to 0°C.
Watering: Water after planting and soak weekly while plants are in bud or flower, but at other times watering is only needed if very dry.
Fertilising: Prefers addition of slow release granules to soil prior to planting. Top dress 6 weeks after shoots appear.
Soil: Well drained.
Lifting & Storage: Can be left in the ground or lifted and stored if clumps become too thick. If lifting wait until the leaves have turned yellow, dry and dust off bulbs with a cloth and store in a warm and airy position.
Pests: Bait snails and slugs.
Tips: If using for cut flowers, cut when the lowest flower on the spike is open, as this will ensure long vase life. Tall varieties may need support.

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Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.

Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.

The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:

  • Tropical – hot humid summer .
  • Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
  • Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
  • Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter