• Kelly Grummons

Reliable Easy-Care Bulbs for Colorado

Q: What are some reliably returning, easy care bulbs for our region?

Alliums are easy to grow Bulbs in Colorado

A: When the bulb catalogs arrive, it’s so tempting to order the hottest new tulip or rare iris.


If you want “sure-bet” bulbs that are winter-hardy and long-lived, plant Triumph and Darwin tulips, species tulips, and my favorite - the viridiflorus tulips.


Most daffodils and jonquils will thrive here. Spanish squill, grape hyacinths, and all alliums are easy, if sometimes too successful.

Kelly Grummons owns the mail-order businesses coldhardycactus.com and dogtuffgrass.com