Bulb Planter for Borders
Bulb Planter for Borders

Bulb Planter for Borders

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This sturdy tool, which was designed by us and is manufactured for us, makes a clean, deep hole and is ideally suited to planting bulbs in beds, borders, and rock-free soil. It is foot-powered and 40″ high from the tip of its tubular, stainless steel blade to the handle on its heavy steel frame. At more than 6 lb, it makes a mockery of the lightweight versions available elsewhere. If you get a little reckless among the bulb offerings, this tool will redeem you, making the aftermath of self-indulgence a positive pleasure. We guarantee its durability forever. Exclusive.




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.



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Where are the teeth?

I had been looking forward to using this to dig deep holes for planting lily bulbs this fall, but this bulb planter was a major disappointment.

It looks super, and I really like being able to step on a bulb planter, but this is close to useless without teeth on the bottom.

I've been very pleased with the other tools that I have ordered from WFF, but not this.

I'm considering taking this to a metal shop to get slots cut from the end.
Response from White Flower FarmWhite Flower Farm, One year ago (11/02/19 11:05AM)

I am sorry to learn you are not pleased with this tool. Perhaps the bulb planter for naturalizing, item 984798, would have been better suited to your needs. I will be contacting you via email with further information.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Wish You Carried the Sneeboer Bulb Planter

I bought this to plant daffodils. It's more unwieldy than it should be. The bulb depth portion (the tube) makes a big, deep hole if your soil is such that you can drive the planter in all the way. I rarely could. My soil is often very compacted, and when I hit rocks (small or big) or small roots, I had to dig the rest of the hole manually. I thought the cutting edge would be sharp, or sharper than it is. A sharp cutting edge would help get through small roots. I also found this planter to be hard to empty, especially if the soil contains a lot of clay and is compacted. I I have several Sneeboer tools I purchased from WFF, and I wish their bulb planter was offered as an additional choice for customers. Google Sneeboer bulb planter to see some videos.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Really does last forever!

I have had this bulb planter for about 30 years and it is as good as new (although red paint on the planter part now gone). Have used it in CT and Maine. Didn't work so well in my garden in Kittery Maine where I had a lot of medium sized rocks that needed to be dug out by hand (fill from the 80's) but in my current garden in York ME fewer rocks and it is once again helping me to plant daffodils and other bulbs.

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Good if your soil is soft

I should have ready the description better. We have had a drought and the soil is very hard. Unless you have a lot of strength or weight this dosen't work well in dry soil. Only was able to get it to go down 2 inches. I am sending it back for the "naturalizing" tool which I am sure will work better. On the plus side this is made to last a lifetime - I don't see how it would ever break. If you have soft or moist soil go for it. If you have hard soil go for the other one.

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Best Bulb Planter

I have used this tool for several years to plant bulbs in established borders as well as in lawns. I have previously used different foot-powered bulb planters and have wound up breaking them. This super-sturdy bulb planter is still going strong. I love the large diameter of the holes (~4"), since I can usually plant about three large daffodils per hole. I can always get my holes deep enough with this tool. This tool is well worth its price.

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