Bulbous and tuberous plants in The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala

Densly flowering white striped squill, white Balkan anemone and small yellow narcissi, beneath shading trees. In the background a bright grey plank a star magnolia with white flowers.

Springtime is the time of bulbous and tuberous plants. Because of their ability to overwinter by storing nutrients under ground, plants with bulbs or tubers are quick to grow and flower in spring before the rest of the garden is fully awake. During summer our gardens are lush with plants of all kinds of colours. But towards late autumn when many plants are withering, we have autumn flowering crocuses and naked ladies to brighten the seasonal darkness. 

Spring flowers in The Botanical Garden

During several years, we at The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala have worked to go through and complete the collections of bulbous and tuberous plants in the Botanical Garden.

Early in spring, the lawns in the Baroque Garden are full of flowers. Here you can enjoy winter aconite, Corydalis species, squills and striped squills.

In the borders around the Orangery and beneath the canopies of bushes and trees in the garden, there is an early flowering of crocuses and snowdrops. Those are later followed by bluebells, narcissi and Fritillary species.

Welcome to enjoy the spring flowers in the Botanical Garden!

Bulbous walk in The Botanical Garden

In the fall of 2018, 75.000 bulbs and tubers were planted in The Botanical Garden. Linneanum and other buildings have long been surrounded by lawns and flowerbeds that brighten up the garden in early spring. They, as well as our potted bulbs, exotic tubers, and recently planted species, are parts of The Botanical Garden’s collection of bulbs and tubers.

Here, you can download our map of areas with many bulbs and tubers(text in Swedish). The colours mark which part of the season the bulbs and tubers are in season. Areas marked with yellow flower in early spring (Mars-April), green areas flower in late spring (May) and red areas in fall.

Daylilies, Crocus speciosus, and Colchicum are some colourful additions to the flowerbeds in the summer and autumn.

Map showing areas with an extra amount of bulbiferous and tuberous plants in The Botanical Garden, Uppsala University.
  • Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple' photographed in The Baroque Garden.
    Crocus tommasianus ’Whitewell Purple’
  • Crocus x hybridus 'Cream Beauty' photographed in The Baroque Garden
    Crocus x hybridus ’Cream Beauty’
  • Crocus sieberi ssp. sublimis 'Tricolor' photographed in The Baroque Garden
    Crocus sieberi ssp. sublimis 'Tricolor’
  • Crocus x hybridus ’Snow bunting’
    Crocus x hybridus ’Snow bunting’
  • Crocus minimum ’Spring Beauty’ i barockträdgården
    Crocus minimum ’Spring Beauty’
  • Crocus etruscus 'Zwanenburg' photographed in The Baroque Garden
    Crocus etruscus ’Zwanenburg’
  • Crocus tommasianus 'Barr's Purple' vid södra muren
    Crocus tommasianus 'Barr's Purple'
  • Crocus tommasinianus ’Roseus’
    Crocus tommasinianus ’Roseus’
  • Narcissus pseudonarcissus 'Elka'
    Narcissus pseudonarcissus 'Elka', på björkplan
  • Narcissus (Cyclamineus-Gruppen) 'Jetfire'
    Narcissus (Cyclamineus-Gruppen) 'Jetfire', på björkplan
  • Narcissen 'Sophies Choice'
    Narcissen 'Sophies Choice', vid Orangeriet
  • Narcissen 'Banana Daquiri'
    Narcissen 'Banana Daquiri', vid Orangeriet
  • Narcissus pseudonarcissus ’Greengarden’
    Narcissus pseudonarcissus ’Greengarden’, i barockträdgården
  • Narcissus x incomparabilis 'Ice Follies'
  • Narcissus x medioluteus 'Laurens Koster'
    Narcissus x medioluteus 'Laurens Koster', vid Orangeriet
  • Narcissus (Tazetta-Gruppen) 'Minnow'
    Narcissus (Tazetta-Gruppen) 'Minnow', vid Orangeriet
  • Narcissus rupicola, gulljonkvill
    Narcissus rupicola, gulljonkvill, vid Orangeriet
  • Narcissus x cyclazetta  'Tete Boucle'
    Narcissus x cyclazetta 'Tete Boucle'
Last modified: 2021-09-13