Bulbous plants


Lesson 04:Landscape Plants

Bulbous plants

As potted plants

  • Bulbous plants include all the ornamental plants, which reproduce through true bulbs, corn, tuber, rhizome and tuberous roots.
  • The ornamental plants which have specialized modified underground stem structure to overcome the unfavorable environmental conditions are known as ornamental bulbous plants.
  • Bulb crops constitute one of the most important groups of ornamental plants for garden decoration.
  • The salient features of these plants are (i) wide adaptability, (ii) diversified growth habit, (iii) graceful foliage, (iv) spectacular flowers with pretty appearance, (v) unusual shapes, (vi) attractive size, (vii) numerous colour ranges and (viii) delicate fragrance.
  • None of the other classes of plants have won the same popularity as bulb crops. These plants can be put around the house alongside the foundation, in mixed hardy borders, in borders along the front walk, besides ponds and streams, along front walls and as a background in the foliage of evergreen planting.
  • They can also be grown in pots and baskets as well.
  • In horticulture, the word bulb includes underground modified stem which is used for propagation.

Colourful in Landscape

  • Bulbs are usually planted when they show signs of sprouting after dormancy.
  • The planting materials are normally placed deep in the soil which is pressed around it gently.
  • The depth of planting varies with the type of plants and size of the bulbs.
  • The physiological condition of the bulb influences the size and quality of flowers
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