Where to Buy

These days, you can buy bulbs just about anywhere:

  • Garden centers
  • Home centers
  • Nursery, seed and farm stores
  • Do-it-yourself centers
  • Mass merchandisers
  • Many hardware stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Catalog mail order
  • The internet

Buying Tips


  • The bigger the bulb, the bigger the flower.
  • Plan ahead. Make a list and include pictures from catalogs or magazines.
  • Consider your climate. Choose bulbs suited to grow and bloom in your area.
  • Read labels. Pre-packaged Dutch bulbs include planting instructions on their labels.
  • Inspect the bulbs. Healthy bulbs are generally firm bulbs.
  • Be wary of bargains. Steer clear of bulbs that are mushy or show signs of mold or fungus.
  • Shop early for best selection.