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Our Guide to Shades of Colour

Flowers are stunning, especially as they come in so many varieties and colours. Each colour of flower has its own meaning and message which is great to know when you are planning your garden. They are known to have their own language, which has developed over the years. Floriography (the language of flowers) stems from Victorian times where flowers were used to send secret, coded messages.

Red Flowers
Red Flowers are vibrant and demand to be noticed and stand out. They are known for meaning passion, love and romance. They also symbolise courage, respect and admiration. It is said that the darker the shade of red, the more intense the love is.

Our Shades of Red collection is a beautiful mix of bright red shades which will create a feeling of warmth and comfort to any garden area. It features a range of tulips, hyacinths and narcissi to create a formal and rewarding floral display.

Blue Flowers
Blue flowers are rare and are meant to promote calm and peace along with serenity and openness in your garden. The colour is meant to help you relax, relieve stress and calm any worries. They are also meant to inspire.

Our Shades of Blue collection provides a mixture of bulbs which will transform your green space into a tranquil sanctuary.  The collection consists of allium, crocus, hyacinth and tulip bulbs to form a fragrant and striking display which will create an amazing focal point of your garden as well as attracting pollinators such as bees and insects.

White Flowers
White flowers are a strong symbol of purity, innocence, honesty, perfection and sympathy. The vivid colour of the flowers makes them an excellent choice for a decorative display as they stand out, especially against the surrounding green.  Our Shades of White collection is a beautiful selection of alliums, crocus, hyacinth and tulips that range from ice white to ivory cream and will look spectacular in grass areas, under trees or in rockery borders alike.

Yellow Flowers
Yellow flowers are strongly associated with happiness, friendship and joy! They also signify pride and success. These bright flowers will instantly cheer people up and are a great way to add beautiful colour to any garden. Our dazzling Shades of Yellow collection include crocus, hyacinth, tulips and daffodils to create a great display that will promote warmth, happiness and wellbeing. From deep golden yellow through to softer primrose.

Purple Flowers
Purple has long been the colour of royalty and therefore symbolises dignity, success and tradition alike. The striking, rich colours are truly beautiful when planted and are guaranteed to create an amazing feature and look to your garden. Our Shades of Purple collection includes allium, crocus, hyacinth, tulip and narcissi ranging from pastel lilac to deep purple and will create a showstopper of a floral feature wherever it is planted. In addition to this, the colour and fragrance of the collection will attract bees and insects.

Planting collections of flowers of the same colour is a trend that has grown with popularity and featured at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show. Planting flowers of the same colour ensures sections of your garden complement each other, and can create the illusion of more space, whilst still providing a variety of different species of plant. They create a visual impact and will look stunning in any location.

If you need more help or information about our colour collections, then please contact us. Boston Bulbs Wholesale is a privately-owned business with other 35 years’ experience of importing only the finest quality horticultural products throughout Europe and from farmers and growers all over the UK.

Whether you’re a landscaper, nursery, local authority, wholesaler, retailer, private business or individual gardener, just give us a call on 01775 769 333 or visit for help with flower bulbs, grass seed and more.

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