Perennial flowers anchor our landscapes, but can take quite awhile before the blooms of some types appear each season. But what if the flowers of a different plant were to ride above those leaves early in the season, and then magically disappear just before the perennial’s flowers show up? That’s what happens when you drop the right Spring bulbs into the right kind of perennial.
Narcissus ‘Salome’ with Phlox paniculata 'Bill Baker'
This combination illustrates the use of bulbs with perennials to extend the bloom season. After the Narcissus are finished, the Phlox explodes with blooms, masking the bulb foliage. This combo would work with many narcissus and probably also with early tulips.
Fall is a great time to plant bulbs and perennials!