10 Best Websites for Buying Flower Bulbs Online
Whether you're looking for spring or summer blooming bulbs, from tulips to dahlias, this list features all of our favorite online sources for buying bulbs.
Sponsored By: Dutch Grown
A portion of this piece was created in partnership with Dutch Grown, an online flower bulb retailer with four generations of Holland tulip experience.
Flower bulbs are the only way to get some of the most beloved blooms. They give us tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in spring, and irises, dahlias and canna lilies in the summer. Bulbs are easy to plant, and with proper care, they will thrive and multiply in the years to come. When you’re looking to add new bulbs to your garden, consider our favorite sources for buying bulbs online.
Breck’s is the largest U.S. importer of Dutch bulbs. The company has been in business since 1818—that’s more than 200 years! They offer a larger variety of spring and summer blooming bulbs, as well as perennials.
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Did someone say, tulip time? To prepare for beautiful spring blooms like tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and irises, these flower bulbs must be planted in fall. Enter Dutch Grown. With four generations of experience, Dutch Grown knows a thing or two about popular flower bulbs like tulips and lesser-known bulbs like foxtail lily (eremurus) or giant snowflake (leucojum). They ship bulbs from their family farm in Holland straight to your doorstep. Birds & Blooms readers can enjoy 10% off using code EARLYBIRD2023 on Dutch Grown’s website.
Via Eden Brothers
Though they bill themselves as “the seediest place on Earth,” Eden Brothers carries a very respectable range of flower bulbs, too. This is a terrific place to buy begonia tubers, and they sell quite an array of caladiums, too. As advertised, their seed selections are wide-ranging, so you can get a lot of your shopping done all in one place.
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Another company better known for seeds, Burpee also offers a large selection of dahlia and gladiolus bulbs, as well as plenty of tulips and daffodils.
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This company bills itself as America’s largest online plant nursery. Along with being a good source for shrubs, they also carry a selection of iris and freesia bulbs.
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Though it started as a wildflower seed company, American Meadows also offers an exceptional variety of healthy, well-chosen flower bulbs. Their website allows you to narrow your choices by those that will thrive in your gardening zone, and provides plenty of information on planting and caring for your bulbs.
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Schreiner’s Iris Gardens
Iris growers will find just about everything they need at Schreiner’s Iris Gardens. This company has been around for decades, and is dedicated to providing the best iris rhizomes available. They continue to create their own bearded iris varieties, with fantastic new blooms available each year. Schreiner’s ships in summer, just in time for the planting season, but you can browse their site and build your wish list year-round.
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Longfield Gardens sells bulbs for outdoor and indoor planting. Amaryllis growers will find a wide selection available in fall and early winter. Other unique offerings include crinum lilies and fritillarias. Before buying bulbs, read their detailed information on growing all types of flowers.
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Holland Bulb Farms
If flower bulbs are new to you, Holland Bulb Farms is ready to help. Their site offers extensive planting and care information, including answering the all important question for all bulbs: “Which end is up?” Weekly deals and a big assortment of bulbs for all seasons make this site worth checking out.
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K. Van Bourgondien & Sons
The Van Bourgondien family started growing tulips in Holland almost 200 years ago. Since then, seven generations of the family have developed a business providing quality flower bulbs and plants to the public at Dutchbulbs.com. They also sell a variety of bare-root perennials that make lovely companions for flowering bulbs.