Spring bulbs spend the winter on the field, frequently covered beneath a layer of straw or even snow. From the outside, the bulbs seem to sleep, but they are busy preparing themselves for spring.
Summer bulbs are stored over the winter and being prepared for planting in spring.
Spring flowers are grown in greenhouses using the bulbs that were harvested in summer. These bulbs were not planted in autumn, but were stored in a cold warehouse, simulating winter. When brought into a greenhouse, the bulbs believe it is spring and they start to bloom. Tulips and other spring flowers can therefore be bought as flowers from December until May. Several spring and summer flowers are even available year-round using the same method.
Typical Dutch flowers
Discover all the typical Dutch flowers and see the vibrant colors and unique characteristics of these flowers.