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Number of bulbs per square metre (Yard *)

 

The number of flower bulbs per square metre depends very much on the kind of planting you have in mind. The following chart provides average quantities for some of the main products that could be planted for certain kinds of planting.

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Tulips (large flowers)

60

40

12-15

Tulips (species)

100

60

25

Narcissus (large flowers)

40

25

12-15

Narcissus (small flowers)

100

50

20-25

Hyacinths

50

25

10

Anemone blanda

200

75

30

Camassia cusickii

30

15

7

Camassia leichtlinii

20

10

5-7

Camassia quamash

50

25-30

10

Crocus (large flowers)

100

50

25

Crocus (species)

150

75

30-35

Chionodoxa

300

100

30

Erythronium

150

50-60

15

Fritillaria imperialis

15

10

5-7

Fritillaria persica

20

10

5-7

Fritillaria meleagris

200

100

40-50

Hyacinthoides

100

40

20

Iris reticulata

150

50

15

Iris danfordiae

150

50

15

Leucojum aestivum

50

30

15

Muscari armeniacum

400

150

40-50

Muscari botryoides

500

150

40-50

Muscari azureum

500

150

40-50

Muscari latifolium

300

100

40

Ornithogalum umbellatum

300

100

20

Ornithogalum nutans

300

100

15-20

Ornithogalum magnum

50

20-25

7

Puschkinia

300

100

30

Scilla

300

100

30

*1 square meter = 1,2 square Yard