Gladioli and dahlias usually start to bloom in July and stay in bloom throughout August and well into September.
Lilies generally do not bloom on the flower fields, because the farmers cut off their flower buds just before they start to bloom. The reason behind cutting off the flower bulbs is the same for lilies as for tulips; growing bigger bulbs instead of using energy on flowering. The difference is that tulips still bloom for several weeks, while lilies do not bloom at all.
Spring flowers are harvested in June and July, after which the bulbs are stored. The growers sell the large bulbs, while they keep the small bulbs.
Typical Dutch flowers
Discover all the typical Dutch flowers and see the vibrant colors and unique characteristics of these flowers.