Bulbs are very drought tolerant. They are irrigated (usually) by winter rain and most prefer to be dry in the summer. A perfect combination for our climate. We are offering nine varieties of bulbs for 2017.
Prices include sales tax. We accept cash or checks (sorry, no credit cards). All proceeds from sales of these bulbs help the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County continue to offer gardening-related programs and events to the residents of Sacramento County.
For help with planting a variety of bulbs, visit our bulb planting chart.
See a list of sales dates and locations below.
Huge 12 inch wide umbels of up to 100 mallow-purple florets on stems up to 8 inches. May/June. 16 inches. HZ: 5-8. Pack of 3, $8.
Brodiaea laxa coccinea
B. coccinea has showy, unusual clusters of up to a dozen, tubular, 1 inch bright red flowers with greenish-yellow tips. Early May. 24 inches. HZ: 4-8. Pack of 8, $8.
Gladiolus communis ssp. byzantinus
Jacob's Ladder or the Sword Lily
This hardy heirloom has dense spires of glowing, purple-red flowers with white-striped interiors. April. 16 to 24 inches. HZ: 4-8. Pack of 10, $5.
Dark beetroot-purple with slightly paler petal edges and a twilight-blue sheen on the petals’ reverse. Early May. 4 inches, HZ: 4-8. Pack of 6, $8.
Featured at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center WEL Garden this long-lasting, 6 inch, globe-shaped flower is composed of over 100 compact, lavender-blue florets with thick, strappy, 12 inch foliage. Late winter to spring. 8 to 12 inches. HZ: 8-10. Pack of 1, $5.
A naturalizing tetraploid circa 1877 has star-shaped yellow flowers with white tips. Tulip Class: Species. April. 6 inches. HZ: 4-8. Pack of 10, $5.
Circa 1884, this gorgeous naturalizer has brilliant scarlet-red flowers with jet black bases, gray-purple anthers and red-edged foliage. Tulip Class: Species. May. 6 inches. HZ: 4-8. Pack of 10, $5.
Tulipa orphanidea flava
Multi-flowering, this pale orange-apricot tetraploid beauty has garnet-red tips on the outer petals and a showy, bronze center. Tulip Class: Species. May. 9 inches. HZ: 4-8. Pack of 10, $8.
Bright white flowers with thick lipstick-red exterior petals and a glowing interior purple heart. Tulip Class: Species. April. 8 to 10 inches. HZ: 5-8. Pack of 10, $8.
We will be selling bulbs at the following events. We accept cash or checks (sorry, no credit cards).
If you need further information, please call our office at 876-5338 Monday through Thursdays 9 AM - Noon and 1 - 4 PM. We hope to see you soon.
Monday, October 2
Gardeners of the Grove - Pre-sale orders taken
6:30 PM - 8 PM
9250 Laguna Springs Drive, Suite 100, Elk Grove
Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8
Shepard Garden & Arts Center Fall Plant Sale
9 AM - 4 PM
McKinley Park, 3330 Mickinley Blvd, Sacramento
Wednesday, October 11
9 AM - Noon
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
Fair Oaks Park, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks
Thursday, October 12
Elk Grove Garden Club
10:30 AM - Noon
Elk Grove Congregational Church
9624 Melrose Ave., Elk Grove
Thursday, November 2
River Park Garden Club
6:30 PM - 9 PM
Fremont Presbyterian Church—Ferguson Hall
5770 Carlson Drive, Sacramento