12 Types of Bulbs and Corms for Your Lawn

Learn about various types of bulbs and corms, and how to successfully grow them, with this gardening guide.

Ornamental Onion is Bulb Flower Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Ornamental Onion (Allium moly)

This easy-to-grow ornamental onion looks beautiful naturalized in a lawn. It is low growing and bears masses of bright yellow, star-shaped flowers during the summer. The grayish-green, strap-shaped leaves release a subtle onion aroma when crushed. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained soil and full sun. H: 10 inches; S: 12 inches

White Splendour is Bulb Flower Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

White Splendour (Anemone blanda)

Producing an abundance of flattish, white flowers with yellow centers, this spring-flowering perennial is easy to grow and can be planted under trees in lawns. The foliage is dark green and delicately lobed. It requires fertile soil. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained soil and full to partial sun. H: 6 inches; S: 6 inches

Small Camas is Bulb Flower Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Small Camas (Camassia quamash)

A good choice for damp and wet grasslands, this bulbous, clump-forming perennial bears masses of purplish-blue or white, star-shaped flowers on upright stems. It makes a stunning display when planted in a cluster in wet meadows or lawns. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained to moist soil and full to partial sun. H: 20 inches; S: 8 inches

Pink Giant is Bulb Flower Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Pink Giant (Chionodoxa)

Glory of the snow originates from Turkey. Its low-growing mass of large pink flowers with yellowish-white centers create a spectacular carpet of color in early spring. It is a good choice for naturalizing in lawns, rock gardens, and the edges of woodland. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained soil and full to partial sun. H: 6 inchs; S: 8 inches

Ruby Giant Crocus is Bulb Flower Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Ruby Giant (Crocus)

This early springtime flowering crocus can be planted in lawns and under trees. Despite its name, 'Ruby Giant' produces deep purple flowers with yellow centers, and long, mid-green leaves. Plant with fall crocuses for a second display of color. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained soil and full to partial sun. H: 3 inches; S: 3 inches

Winter Aconite is Bulb Flower Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)

Ideal for naturalizing under trees, around shrub borders, and along the edges of hedgerows in lawns, this plant will bring a splash of color to the winter garden. It has bright yellow, buttercup-shaped flowers and light green, strap-shaped leaves. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained to moist soil and partial sun. H: 3 inches; S: 3 inches

Snakes Head is Bulb Flower Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Snake's Head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris)

Snake's head fritillary is particularly striking when seen grouped in damp meadowland. The bell-shaped flowerheads are pinkish-purple with a white checkered pattern. They hang on single stems with narrow, gray-green leaves at their base. This fully hardy plant prefers moist soil and partial sun. H: 12 inches; S: 3 inches

Snow Drops are Bulb Flowers Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis)

Heralding the beginning of spring, snowdrops are vigorous, bulbous perennials with drooping, pear-shaped, white flowerheads. They have narrow, gray-green leaves and are ideal for naturalizing in lawns under deciduous trees, shrubs, and hedges. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained to moist soil and partial sun. H: 4 inches; S: 4 inches

Snow Flakes are Bulb Flowers Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Snowflakes (Leucojum aestivum)

Often confused with snowdrops, the snowflake is a larger, taller plant with a green or yellow spot at the tip of each petal. The flowers are white, pear-shaped, and drooping, and are a good choice for rock gardens and flower borders. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained to moist soil and full to partial sun. H: 20 inches; S: 8 inches

Hoop Petticoat is Bulb Flower Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Hoop Petticoat (Narcissus bulbocodium)

The bright yellow, trumpet-shaped, wide open flowers earn this plant the name \"hoop petticoat daffodil.\" Like most daffodils it requires moist but well-drained soil. Daffodils are one of the most popular spring flowers for naturalizing in lawns and gardens. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained to moist soil and full to partial sun. H: 8 inches; S: 4 inches

Cyclamen Daffodil is Bulb Flower Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Cyclamen Daffodil (Narcissus cyclamineus)

Thriving in damp meadows, this cyclamen-flowered daffodil has a distinctive bright yellow pendent flowerhead surrounded by pale yellow petals. It is a vigorous, dwarf perennial and does best in moist but well-drained lawns. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained to moist soil and full to partial sun. H: 8 inches; S: 4 inches

Tulipa Sprengeri is Bulb Flower Used in Lawn Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Tulip (Tulipa sprengeri)

Originating from Turkey, this species tulip produces delicate, bright scarlet flowers with yellow centers, held high above its light green, strap-shaped leaves. It is the last tulip to flower in springtime so plant it with other bulbs for a long season of color. H: 20 inches; S: 12 inches

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