Colorful Carpet Mix
Colorful Carpet Mix

Colorful Carpet Mix

SKU: F972100
100 for $37.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Bulb Collection
Hardiness Zone: 5-8S/9W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Apr-Jun
Mature Height: 3-12" Spacing: 2"
Ships as: BULB
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The Colorful Carpet Mix originated in the backyard of our Dutch supplier, who wanted to plant a shady, root-filled area with a variety of small bulbs. He was fretting over a design when inspiration struck: Why not save time and effort by putting 4 or 5 different bulbs in each planting hole? The white, pink, blue, and yellow stars, bells, and goblets that appeared the following spring were magical, and because the bulbs increase by offsets or self-sowing, the display gets better every year. Includes Anemone blanda, Galanthus, Hyacinthoides, Ipheion, Ornithogalum, Puschkinia, Chionodoxa, Crocus, Muscari, and Allium moly for easy-care color from late winter to early summer. You'll see a joyful succession of flowers, from the earliest Snowdrops and Species Crocus to the Spanish Bluebells and Lily Leek (Allium) of late spring. Although bloom times can vary widely because no two springs are the same, the bulbs will bloom generally in the following sequence beginning in early spring: Galanthus, Crocus, Chionodoxa, Puschkinia, Ipheion, Anemone blanda, Ornithogalum, Muscari, Hyacinthoides, and Allium moly. Most are under 8″ tall. Not labeled. 100 bulbs cover 9–10 sq ft.

This mix is not labeled by individual variety. It is intended to make a carpet of overlapping colors, although if you wish to plant groups of the same variety together, the bulbs and corms look different enough so that you should be able to sort them.

These bulbs and corms are quite small and should be planted only 2-3" deep. Plants have a greater impact when spaced 2" apart, but this is not a hard and fast rule. You can plant them in any arrangement you wish. A hand trowel easily scoops out a planting hole that holds about 5, but you can quickly dig a trowel into the ground and pop a single bulb in, or plant in any sized group, between perennials, along a walk, or in the grass.

Diminutive grassy foliage sets off the flowers. Foliage browns and melts away without making a mess, and disappears completely under the emerging foliage of perennials. If you just leave them alone - don't deadhead or cut back - these plants will often self-sow, popping up charmingly in unexpected places and increasing over the years.


Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following states: Arizona, Oregon, Washington.


The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (8 Reviews) Write a Review

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Great Cheerfulness

I tucked the mixture into small places that I can see most days. It was fun and cheerful to see what came out throughout a long blooming season, and to get to know some plants that were new to me. I am adding more this year and sending a collection as a gift to a gardening friend.

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Great variety

This is a perfect mix for little spots with limited depth. I put this into odd corners and rooted areas and it is making what were dull spots in my garden into striking and eye-catching areas. New flowers keep popping up up and I love seeing the progression!

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Colorful carpet

I planted this mix of bulbs in my woodland garden, kind of shady but these bloom before the trees get leaves. Being small bulbs they are fantastic for somewhat difficult areas I.e. roots from trees, but they don’t have to be planted as deep as tulips, daffodils. The bulbs naturalize as well and are so nice to see after a long winter. I love the assortment of tiny, dainty flowers and have had them reliably for a very long time. I like to add some bulbs now and think this will keep the display going rather than fading out or getting Sparse itself.

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Nice collection at first

I planted this collection Fall of 2019. They were lovely the first few years, but unfortunately the hyacinthoides took over and crowded everything else out this year (2022). Maybe if I dug them up and divided the second year, this could have been avoided? I’m going to dig up the hyacinthoides that remain in the fall and relocate them to a larger bed where they won’t out-compete the other plants and bulbs. They are very pretty, but I wanted the other bulbs too!

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Delightful collection

I purchased these bulbs and planted them in the fall of 2019. It's now Spring 2020 and I am being rewarded for my efforts. The variety of blooms is charming and I am even enjoying the wait to see what blooms next. I live in Michigan (zone 5) and these bulbs are some of the first blooms of the year. I love them and will be ordering more to fill in the "carpet" effect. (If I could add a photo, I would.) Thanks

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