Bulbs

Stocking a wide range of bulbs, Capital Gardens can help keep your flowerbed and veg patches in business throughout the summer and beyond. From Narcissus to Iris and almost everything in between, our range of bulbs are designed to thrive in the great British weather.

All of the bulbs in the Capital Gardens range are sourced from expert growers and brands such as Taylors, helping ensure high quality flowers and vegetables. The wide range of styles, colours and scents available from our bulbs range can help complement all back garden styles and aesthetics.

Shallots and Onion Bulbs 

Mainstays of an endless menu of recipes, onions and shallots are the perfect addition to the vegetable patch. Simple to grow in the spring in UK, onions and shallots don’t need a lot of room to flower, helping supply you with beautiful veg throughout the year. At Capital Gardens, we stock a wide range of bulbs for onions and shallots. The beautiful Onion Senshyu Bulbs grows versatile onions, well-suited to a wide range of dishes and recipes.

We also stock a great selection of garlic bulbs – keeping you in plentiful stock of one of the most popular and versatile flavourings.

Flower Bulbs

The bulk of our bulbs stock is made up by flowers bulbs – helping you grow a wide range of beautiful flowers in the garden. From traditional UK gardens staples to more exotic and unusual flowers; Capital Gardens can help you cultivate your perfect garden appearance and scent.

The Muscari Valerie Finnis bulbs from Taylors blossom in the springtime, offering a beautiful appeal throughout the summer months – flowering for a particularly long time.

For more help selecting the perfect bulbs for your flowerbed or vegetable patch, or help nourishing and growing the plants – the Capital Gardens team are more than happy to offer assistance and expert advice. Simply call us on 01442 875 037 and we will endeavour to help in any way we can.

  • AGAPANTHUS AFRICAN SURF

    Agapanthus ‘African Surf’ – 3 per pack
    Agapanthus ‘African Surf’ is characterised by its large umbrella of mauve and pure white flowers amongst spears of foliage. With a blooming period between July and September, this hardy plant prefers fertile, well-drained soil- if using heavy soil mix combine with in some grit. Bold and architectural these strikingly attractive plants are a firm favourite, fitting perfectly into any modern- or classic- garden. They also make a perfect spectacle for any pot and are wonderful cut-flowers (lasting up to two weeks!).
    Agapanthus are drought tolerant, and are able to cope with wind.
    Planting tips:
    • Plant in well- drained, fertile soil in full sunlight
    • It may take a while for the plant to establish (up to 3 years) before the flowering really comes into its own- but it’s definitely worth the wait!
    • Cover the crown of the plant in mulch to protect it from the cold in the autumn and winter months.
    • You can separate any clumps that become too big every four or five years.
    • If you have planted your agapanthus in a pot, move indoors or two a sheltered area in the winter so that the roots don’t freeze.
    • When planting in a pot make sure you split and replant occasionally as the roots become congested and flowering could suffer.

    £4.99
  • AGAPANTHUS UMBELLATUS

    Agapanthus Umbellatus

    Agapanthus, sometimes referred to as the ‘Nile lily’ are a herbaceous perennial originating from South Africa. They produce deep green strap like foliage above which, appears gorgeous umbels of beautiful miniature trumpet shaped pale blue flowers. These flower heads can get to around 30cm in diameter! Agapanthus are hardy in most parts of the UK. They will die down in the winter periods only to re-grow when it gets a bit warmer. If you happen to live in a very cold area of the UK, mulch these plants if they are in the ground or move the pot they are in to a sheltered location. This will prevent them from getting to wet or cold.

    Agapanthus look fantastic in pots. The root restriction allegedly encourages more flowers. The biggest benefit to having these plants in pots is that they can be moved to a sheltered position throughout the colder months. It also allows you to move them to a more prominent position whilst looking their best.

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre
    £14.99
  • AGAPANTHUS UMBELLATUS ALBA

    Agapanthus Umbellatus ‘Alba’

    The Agapanthus Umbellatus ‘Alba’ also referred to as the ‘Lily of the Nile’ is a herbaceous perennial with beautiful architectural flowers and evergreen foliage. They produce deep green strap like foliage above which stands gorgeous umbrellas of wonderful miniature trumpet shaped white flowers.

    The ‘Alba’ has an eventual flowering height of around 45cm, making them beautifully eye-catching. Agapanthuses are hardy in most parts of the UK. They will die down in the winter periods only to re-grow when it gets a bit warmer. If you are growing your Agapanthus in a pot make sure they are positioned in to a sheltered location so as not to get too wet and cold.

    When planting choose a location with full sun and moist but well drained soil. They flower best if the roots are restricted- such as in a pot.

    Perfect as display plant, but also within a border of mixed architectural plants.

    Water frequently to help establish.

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre
    £14.99
  • AMARYLLIS ALASCA

    Amaryllis ‘Alasca’ – 2 per pack

    The Amaryllis ‘Alasca’ is a sure favourite. They feature unusual double flowers of ivory white with decadent green centres and slight tips of pink.

    Plant in spring and this wonderful bloom will appear in midsummer. Preferring full sun to partial shade, in well-drained and fertile soil, they can grow to a height of up to 45cm- they may be relatively small, but will make a big impact in any garden or patio!

    They also work perfectly as cut-flowers, ideal for enjoying in your home too! Any passersby are sure to be amazed by the beauty that is guaranteed from this fabulous amaryllis!

    Planting suggestions:

    • Grow inside if there is particularly cold weather.
    • Once frosts are over move outside.
    • Treat as you would a pot of freesia or non hardy agapanthus.

     

    £7.99
  • AMARYLLIS BELLA DONNA

    18/+1

    £2.99
  • AMARYLLIS PINK RASCAL

    Amaryllis ‘Pink Rascal’ – 2 per pack

    The Amaryllis ‘Pink Rascal’ is a sure favourite. They feature sweet trumpet flowers of creamy white, blushed with lines of soft pink, which stand upright on rich green stems.

    Plant in spring and this wonderful bloom will appear in midsummer. Preferring full sun to partial shade, in well-drained and fertile soil, they can grow to a height of up to 50cm- they may be relatively small, but will make a big impact in any garden or patio!

    They also work perfectly as cut-flowers, ideal for enjoying in your home too! Any passersby are sure to be amazed by the beauty that is guaranteed from this fabulous amaryllis!

    Planting suggestions:

    • Grow inside if there is particularly cold weather.
    • Once frosts are over move outside.
    • Treat as you would a pot of freesia or non hardy agapanthus.
    £7.99
  • ANEMONE PINAFORE

    Anemone ‘Pinafore’ (coronaria bi-colour) – 12 per pack
    The Anemone ‘Pinafore’ (coronaria bi-colour) features beautiful white cup-shaped flowers, a black centre and red markings on the inside of the flower forming a ring along the petals. This striking herbaceous perennial can reach a height of 30cm and a spread of 20cm between two – five years, making them a small but perfect asset to any garden, or patio. Preferring full sun, in well-drained, light, sandy soil this wonderful plant is relatively low maintenance and hardy- but make sure you protect it from frost, and keep dry during its dormant period.
    Blooming from June, the butterflies and bees love them! And they also make lovely cut-flowers so you can enjoy them indoors too!

    £2.49
  • Asparagus Connover’S Colossal Taylors Bulbs

    The ‘Connover’s Colossal’ is a superb asparagus variety that features bright green spears and deep purple tips, produced in an exceptionally high yield. The crowns are best when planted between March and May, and though a few spears can be cut, the following year, they are best left for two years so that they can grow into a strong and robust plant. Awarded the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit ‘Connover’s Colossal’ is also a firm customer favourite.

    Your asparagus will arrive as bare-root crowns and should be unpacked and planted as soon as possible. Traditionally planted in spring, these crowns can also be planted at any point from autumn onwards. Plant your crowns in a sunny location, sheltered from strong winds and well prepared soil that ideally has had lots of manure or compost added in the previous autumn. Good drainage is necessary, and if your soil is too heavy or wet it would be advisable to grow them in a raised bed.

    Prepare your bed by removing all the weed and digging in lots of well-rotted manure or composted organic matter. When planting, dig a trench approximately 30cm wide and 20cm deep and work a little more organic matter into the base of the trench. Using the excavated soil, create a 10cm tall, arched ridge down the length of the trench and sit the crowns on top. Allow 30-45cm between each plant. Spread the roots out to form a star-shape and cover them with the remaining soil, leaving the tops of the crowns just visible. Subsequent rows should be at 45cm intervals with staggered planting. Immediately after planting, water thoroughly and mulch with a generous layer of composted organic matter. During the growing season keep well fed with general purpose fertiliser and make sure the beds stay free of weeds. The first spears will appear soon after planting but it is important that they are not cut and allowed to develop into feathery stems throughout the summer. They can be cut back to above ground level once they have started to die back in autumn. Before the new spears appear the years following make a ridge of soil over each row and apply a dressing of general purpose fertiliser. If you can, try to resist harvesting the spears, which appear in the second year too, as the plant should be left to develop a robust crown before you begin cutting the spears in their third year.

    Height: 90cm

    Spread: 60cm

    Hardiness: Fully Hardy

    One bag contains 3 crowns.

     

     

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre

     

    £2.49
  • ASTRANTIA MAJOR RUBY WEDDING

    Astrantia Major ‘Ruby Wedding’

    Astrantia Major ‘Ruby Wedding’

    The Astrantia features stunning ruby-red pincushion flowers held high on multi-headed maroon stems amongst feathery, deeply lobed, green foliage with a hint of crimson. An old cottage garden favourite that has had a recent resurgence of interest as it works wonderfully within contemporary gardens. If planted at the front of a sunny border you will truly be able to appreciate the rich colour.

    When planting choose a position in full sun to partial shade, with fertile and moist- but well drained- soil. Astrantias do not like to dry out so incorporate lots of organic matter into your soil and water well throughout dry spells- especially when the plant is newly established.

    Growing to a height of up to 90cm and spread of 45cm, they will also make wonderful cut flowers and can be dried for winter arrangements. Remove faded flowers and this will encourage more buds- if left the plant will self seed.

    £2.99
  • BEES AND BUTTERFLIES

    The ‘Bees and Butterflies’ selection is the perfect choice for gardeners wanting a stunning floral display, with the benefit of attracting vital pollinating insects into your garden. Featuring four varieties of specially selected flowers, chosen for their rich nectar. Perfect for a border in an informal flower scheme. Including Anemone bulbs that produce pink flowers in the late spring, followed by hues of Liatris and Gladiolus, the blooms in this collection will last throughout summer against the backdrop of Dahlia ‘Happy Butterfly’ flowers.

    • 35 bulbs per pack
    • Ideal for beds and borders
    • Flowering time May/September
    • Height 25 – 110cm
    • RHS Perfect for Pollinators
    • Plant in well-drained, moisture retentive soil in full sun.
    • Protect from strong winds

     

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre
    £7.99
  • BEGONIA BABYLON EXOTIC

    Begonia ‘Babylon Exotic’ – 3 per pack

    The Begonia ‘Babylon’ features wonderful cascading picotee blooms of creamy white, with sweet magenta edges. A descending arch of colour will add a delicate touch to any partially shaded spot.
    Planting tips:
    • Plant your begonias in early spring, after any frost that could damage their growth- Pot them up or grow them under glass from January onwards.
    • Plant the bulbs indented side upwards, and cover with a fine layer of compost.
    • Keep in a bright, warm spot and water well.
    • Once actively growing start to water more regularly- especially if in a sunny position.
    • Plant in well-drained soil.
    • Begonias that have been planted as bedding should be lifted before the first hard frost and stored in a well-ventilated place over the winter.
    • Container, and potted Begonias should be brought under cover.
    • ‘Pot on’ into a slightly larger container each spring.

     

     

    £2.99
  • BEGONIA CASCADE FLOREANCE

    Begonia Cascade ‘Floreance’

     

    Featuring beautiful blooms of pink and white picotee petals, the Begonia ‘Floreance’ is a beautiful cascading tuberous begonia that will flower all summer.

    Fill your hanging baskets and patio containers with an abundance of cascading double blooms!

    Your ‘Floreance’ begonias will put on a show stopping performance if planted in the right position. Choose a location will full sun to partial shade with well drained and fertile soil. They can withstand heat and direct sunlight, but be sure to keep watering them in the hottest months.

    £3.99