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Must-Have Spring Bulbs

The Martha Stewart Show, May 2007

Martha revealed the following as her favorite spring bulbs as part of our "Martha's Must-Haves" series:

Hyacinth 'Gypsy Queen'
- Circa 1927
- Fragrant, salmon orange color

Tulip 'Orange Princess'
- Orange with purple flames
- Double-flowering

Narcissus
- Naturalizing
- Deer-proof
- Martha's favorites include 'Thalia,' 'Mon Cherie,' 'Abba,' 'Falconet,' and 'Las Vegas'

Fritillaria michailowsky
- Native to Turkey
- Maroon with yellow fringe
- Each bulb has up to five clusters of flowers

Fritillaria persica
- Old garden cultivar circa 1585
- 30 inches tall
- Lovely bluish foliage along stem

Muscari 'Grape Hyacinth'
- Circa 1884
- Naturalize in woodlands
- Deep blues or sky blues

Leucojum aestivum 'Gravetye Giant'
- Native to mountains of southwestern Europe
- Bell-shaped white flowers with green spots

Comments (1)

  • Pattycake1 31 Mar, 2010

    I actually have a question, do you kill the bulb of a tulip when you cut the flower for an arrangement?