Wildflower Bulbs (Autumn Planted)

Many of the most treasured British wildflowers are best established by planting wildflower bulbs in the autumn months. These small, easy to plant bulbs are the simplest way to bring beautiful native flowers into your garden, and provide some of the earliest blooms following winter.

At Boston Seeds, we offer quality wildflowers that are native to the UK for domestic gardeners and tradespeople alike. All of our wildflower bulbs are directly sourced from trusted growers and are specifically selected for their size, quality and provenance.

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BS Wildflower Bulb Collection
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BS Wildflower Bulb Collection

Our stunning collection of woodland wildflower bulbs includes all of your favourite woodland species. Perfect under trees or in damper and shaded areas. Contains: 

  • 25 Snake's Head Fritillary
  • 50 Winter Aconite
  • 25 Bluebells
  • 25 Wild Garlic
  • 50 Snowdrops
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BS Bluebell Bulbs - Woodland (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)

Nothing surpasses the sight and smell of a woodland full of scented Bluebells. We have carefully selected stocks and lifted under licence from British woodland.

  • Inspected throughout the growing and harvesting period
  • Certified as true native Hyacinthoides non-scripta.
  • UK native and woodland grown.
  • Bulb size: 5/+cm
  • Height: 30-40 cms  Flowers: April-June
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BS Snowdrop (Common) Bulbs (Galanthus nivalis)
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BS Snowdrop (Common) Bulbs (Galanthus nivalis)

'The Common Snowdrop'

Galanthus nivalis are very widespread and produce a clump of small, beautiful flower heads. The Royal Horticulture Society has awarded Galanthus nivalis with the Award of Garden Merit for outstanding excellence.

  • Flowers: February-March  
  • Height: 10-20cm.  
  • Bulb size: 4/5cm
  • These snowdrop bulbs are UK native
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BS Snowdrop (Flore Pleno, Double) Bulbs (Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus)
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BS Snowdrop (Flore Pleno, Double) Bulbs (Galanthus nivalis f. pleniflorus)

This naturally occurring double form of our native snowdrop is just as easy to grow, often flowering a little earlier than its single-flower counterpart. It can grow to a similar height, and produces attractive flowers between January - March.

  • Height: 10-20 cm
  • Flowers: January-March
  • Bulb size: 4/5cm
  • These snowdrop bulbs are UK native
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BS Snowdrop (Giant) Bulbs (Galanthus elwesii)
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BS Snowdrop (Giant) Bulbs (Galanthus elwesii)

'The Giant Snowdrop' 

Elwesii are giant-flowered snowdrops with honey-scented blooms, that will flower in the first year.

  • Height: 10cm.
  • Blooms: January-February
  • Bulb size: 4/5cm
  • These snowdrops are UK grown from passported stocks
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BS Snowdrop (Woronow, Green) Bulbs (Galanthus woronowii)
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BS Snowdrop (Woronow, Green) Bulbs (Galanthus woronowii)

Formerly known as Galanthus ikariae.

Woronowii are small delicate flowers that are almost completely white.

  • Height: 20cm.
  • Blooms: February
  • Bulb size: 5/6cm
  • These snowdrops are UK grown from passported stocks
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BS Snake's Head Fritillary Bulbs (Fritillaria meleagris)
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BS Snake's Head Fritillary Bulbs (Fritillaria meleagris)

Pretty, pendent, maroon/purple tulip-shaped bells on slender stems emerge in April and May. These delightful wildflowers were once widespread throughout the UK. They are perfect for naturalising in a moist woodland edge, or wildflower garden. It's essential to select a site where the soil remains moist in spring. 

  • Flowers: April-May
  • Bulb size: 5/6cm
  • These are non UK native bulbs 
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BS Wild Garlic Bulbs (Allium ursinum)

A wild relative of chives, Wild Garlic (or Ramsons) grows from a small bulb and often spreads to form large clumps. It can be found in damp woods, scrub, hedges and on shady banks, where its garlicky aroma will fill the air. The leaves are edible but have a surprisingly mild flavour.

  • This is an excellent plant for ground cover in a wet corner of the garden. 
  • These wild garlic bulbs are UK native
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BS Wild Tulip Bulbs (Tulipa sylvestris)
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BS Wild Tulip Bulbs (Tulipa sylvestris)

The only relative of the garden tulip found wild in Britain. It flowers in April with rich yellow blooms and the added bonus of a delicious scent.

  • This species grows to a height of 12"
  • Bulb size: 6/7cm
  • These are UK native bulbs
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BS Winter Aconites Bulbs (Eranthis hyemalis)
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BS Winter Aconites Bulbs (Eranthis hyemalis)

One of the earliest flowering garden flowers, Eranthus hyemalis, produce bright yellow flowers in the depths of winter followed by attractive green foliage.

  • Height: 10cm
  • Flowers: January-February 
  • Bulb Size: 4/5cm
  • These are non UK native bulbs
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BS Grape Hyacinth Bulbs (Muscari neglectum)
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BS Grape Hyacinth Bulbs (Muscari neglectum)

With spikes of blackish blue flowers, these it prefers open, well-drained soil.

  • Flowers: April
  • Bulb size: 5/6cm
  • These are non UK native bulbs
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BS Summer Snowflake Bulbs (Leucojum aestivum)
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BS Summer Snowflake Bulbs (Leucojum aestivum)

The Summer Snowflake, or Loddon Lily (from the River Loddon in Berkshire) is a tall and an especially beautiful member of this varied family.

  • Large, pure-white flowers
  • This is a suitable plant for the margin of a pond or a moist rockery. 
  • Flowers: March-May
  • Bulb size: 8/9cm
  • These are non UK native bulbs
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BS Cyclamen Tubers (Cyclamen hederifolium)
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BS Wild Cyclamen Tubers (Cyclamen hederifolium)

Hederifolium are pink with red eyes and silver spot leaves. 

  • Height: 15cm 
  • Blooms: September - November
  • Bulb Size: 15/20cm
  • These bulbs are supplied as dry tubers
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BS Nodding Star of Bethlehem Bulbs 'In The Green' (Ornithogalum nutans)
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BS Nodding Star of Bethlehem Bulbs (Ornithogalum nutans)

Nodding Star of Bethlehem is a pretty perennial bulbous flowering plant. Thrives in grassland and flowers mid/late spring, and the flowers blossom into a star-shapes with vivid green leaves.

  • The flowers are white with a hint of green 
  • Bulb size: 5/6cm 
  • These are non UK native bulbs
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BS Star of Bethlehem Bulbs (Ornithogalum umbellatum)
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BS Star of Bethlehem Bulbs (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Star of Bethlehem is a perennial bulbous flowering plant of the family Hyacinthaceae. It has six to ten leaves, and the flowers group in a corymbose raceme with 6-20 flowers.

  • The flowers are white with a green stripe outside.
  • Bulb size: 5/6cm 
  • These are non UK native bulbs
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Bulb Planter

Making bulb planting easier, quicker and cleaner, our bulb planter is the ideal tool for helping you plant your spring-flowering bulbs.

  • Made of high quality steel
  • Automatic release on handle
  • Duroplast coating - impact, elastic, abrasion, and corrosion - resistant
  • Depth Scale
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BS Wood Anemone Rhizomes (Anemone nemorosa)
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BS Wood Anemone Rhizomes (Anemone nemorosa)

Star-like, white flowers of the wood anemone can be seen carpeting the woodland floor before the trees burst into leaf. The flowers are often streaked with pink or purple, especially on the outside, and are carried on a reddish stem.

  • Flowers: April-May
  • These wood anemone rhizomes are UK native

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Wildflower bulbs such as the BS Snake’s head offer gorgeous, vibrant shades of maroon and purple and a fascinating petal texture. This flower was once widespread across the UK and is now making a comeback for its beautiful shape and colour. It looks especially striking as a burst of colour in wildflower gardens or to naturalise woodland edges. 

 

For those looking to encourage biodiversity in their garden, our Bluebell bulbs are excellent for pollinators, such as bees. In fact, they’ve been highlighted by the RHS as being scientifically proven to help tackle the declines in pollinator animals. 

 

Autumnal wildflowers can add a beautiful splash of colour to your garden and you can use our guide to wildflower gardens to establish, and maintain a beautiful meadow in your back garden. 

 

Our autumnal wildflower bulb range is available seasonally so if your favourite wildflower isn’t in season yet, visit our range of Spring-Planted Wildflower Bulbs. These are available from February onwards.