21 Best Bulb Varieties for Sun and Shade

Are you thinking of planting some bulbs this fall and wondering which plants will survive best in your garden? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss shares 21 bulbs for sun or shade that you can plant in the garden now.

bulbs for sun and shade


If you haven’t yet thought about planting spring and summer bulbs, time is running short. There is no time like the present to decide what type of flowers you want to add to your spring garden! 

With so many bulbs to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which you want to add and where they will live their best life. If you’ve struggled finding bulbs for your garden’s sunny and shady spots, we’re here to help!

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite bulbs and sorted them by the type of sunlight exposure they perform best in. All that is left for you to do is choose the right ones for your chosen spot and get planting!


Full sun is the best growing situation for many flowering plants. It is common for plants to bloom best when they receive six or more hours of sun per day. These bulbous and rhizomatic plants are among that group and prefer to be planted in spaces with plenty of sun exposure.

Asiatic Lilies

Close-up of blooming Asiatic Lilies in the garden. It features large, vibrant flowers with wide, open petals that create a stunning display. The petals come in a yellowish-cream color with contrasting abundant burgundy freckles in the center. These lilies are held on strong, upright stems.
Gardeners love Asiatic lilies for their vibrant colors and easy maintenance.
botanical-name botanical name Lilium spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 18”-24”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-8

Loved by gardeners, these summer-blooming plants are popular because of their wide range of colors and ease of care. Their large (four to six-inch) flowers come in shades of red, orange, pink, white, burgundy, and yellow, as well as many combinations of these colors. 

Asiatic lilies make an excellent addition to the cut flower garden. Their large, striking blooms have an excellent vase life. They have nice, straight stems as well, and their flowers are always upward-facing. They will grow in partial shade, but for maximum flowering, plant these bulbs in full sun. 

Plant these bulbs three times deeper than the bulb itself in soil with excellent drainage. They are not picky about soil composition as long as they don’t stand in water, and they aren’t fussy about soil pH either. Many of these stunning flowers are fragrant, too!

Blazing Star

Close-up of blooming Liatris in a sunny garden. Liatris, commonly known as blazing star or gayfeather, is known for its unique and eye-catching appearance. The plant features long, slender stems with narrow, lance-shaped leaves that are green. At the top of these tall, upright stems, Liatris produces a distinctive, elongated flower spike. The flowers are small, tubular, and densely packed along the spike. They are bright purple.
The spiky, tall inflorescences of blazing star attract pollinators and require staking in rich soil.
botanical-name botanical name Liatris spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 1’-5’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-8

Blazing stars are members of the Asteraceae Family, and while their flowers resemble asters, they have some unique characteristics that make them garden stars. For one thing, some varieties are quite tall and make excellent mid-ground flowers.

Their large, towering inflorescences are commonly purple but can also come in shades of pink and white. These are a favorite for the pollinator garden as they supply many resources in a small space. Expect to see these flowers frequented by butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. 

Blazing stars are easy to care for, but be prepared to stake them if planting in rich soil. They can grow a bit floppy when they get very tall. They are not picky about soil but need good drainage and ample water when young. 

Canna Lily

Close-up of blooming Canna Lily in a sunny garden. Its tall, upright stems are crowned with large, bold, and broad leaves that come in green. Vibrant and showy flowers of bright orange color grow on strong, upright stems. The flowers are large, with a unique and elegant shape, resembling orchids.
Cannas make a bold statement in the garden, thrive in warm climates, need full sun, and have striking tropical foliage.
botanical-name botanical name Canna spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 3’-8’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 7-10

Cannas are a true statement maker with tropical leaves and large, bold blooms. Unlike cooler weather bulbs, cannas can be left in the ground only in warm climates as they are frost-tender. In cooler climates, however, they can be stored indoors for the winter and replanted in spring. 

Plant cannas in full sun for the biggest, brightest blooms and the strongest stems. These plants are happiest during summer, as they thrive in the heat. Some varieties grow to about three feet tall, while other giant cultivars can reach eight feet in a single season. 

Canna lilies have stunning foliage that truly can stand alone. Frequently variegated in shades of red, green, yellow, and orange, these banana-type leaves will turn the garden into a tropical paradise. 

Calla Lily

Close-up of blooming Zantedeschias in a sunny garden. The plant features arrow-shaped, glossy leaves that are solid green. These leaves rise from a central clump and add a lush, tropical touch to the garden. Atop sturdy stems, Zantedeschia produces exquisite, funnel-shaped flowers called spathes. These spathes are bright white. The true flowers are the tiny spike-like structures found within the spathe.
Calla lilies, favored by florists and gardeners, are best grown in full sun in warmer climates.
botanical-name botanical name Zantedschia spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 1’-3’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 8-10

Another flower ideal for a cutting garden! Calla lilies are a favorite among florists and gardeners. Callas are warm climate plants and are so much like canna lilies that they must be stored indoors for the winter in colder climates. In warm climates, they are perennials.

Calla lilies need to be in full sun in cool climates. In warmer climates, some shade during the afternoon will keep these plants looking and performing their best. Their unique, vase-shaped flowers come in shades of white, pink, yellow, orange, red, lavender, and deep purple. 

The flowers are great for cutting and adding to your indoor arrangements. They have a unique appearance and a long vase life. They tend to be a wedding favorite and can be quite pricey to purchase by the stem. 


Close-up of blooming Dahlia in the garden. Dahlia produces large double flowers consisting of many rows of cream petals with deep pink edges.
These flowers flourish in full sun, require ample water, and can be treated as perennials in certain zones.
botanical-name botanical name Dahlia spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height up to 6’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 8-10

Dahlias are a wonderful addition to the garden, and growing them is addictive. These are some of my absolute favorites for the cutting garden. Pouring over the incredible variety of colors, shapes, and sizes always leaves me wanting more of these wonderful flowers. 

Dahlias like a lot of sun and a lot of water. They are not low maintenance, but they certainly are worth the work. While they’re actually tubers, not bulbs, they are treated much the same way. Plant these tubers in a spot that gets direct sun for most of the day and is close to a water source because they will need water any time more than a day or two passes without rain. 

Dahlias are perennial in zones eight through 10 but are often grown elsewhere as annuals. The tubers can also be dug up in fall and stored for the winter. In this way, they can be treated as perennial, even though they are technically not when planted north of Zone Eight. 

Foxtail Lily

Close-up of blooming Eremurus robustus in a sunny garden. Eremurus robustus, commonly known as the Desert Candle or Foxtail Lily, is a distinctive and striking plant. The long, slender stems are adorned with numerous small, star-shaped flowers, creating a majestic, candle-like appearance. The flowers come in pale pink color.
Foxtail lilies are impressive, tall flowering bulbs with colorful spikes that require full sun and well-drained soil.
botanical-name botanical name Eremurus robustus
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 4’-8’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 5-8

This spectacular flowering tuberous plant is among the most spectacular and noteworthy on our list. Growing as tall as eight feet, it is an imposing plant with large, fanciful inflorescences in warm shades like yellow, orange, pink, copper, and white. These tall flower spikes tower colorfully over smaller flowering plants, and a grouping of them is an imposing sight.

Foxtail lilies need a lot of sun, at least six hours daily, and rich, well-drained soil. Plant these bulbs in the fall, and give them a healthy layer of mulch to protect them over the winter. They are cold hardy to zone 5, but a layer of protection will keep them happiest.

These bulbs don’t like to be disturbed. They bloom reliably in late spring and often into mid-summer. Keep them watered in hot weather, but don’t let the soil get soggy, or your bulbs could rot. 


Close-up of blooming multi-colored Gladiolus in a sunny garden. Gladiolus, often referred to as "sword lily," is a stunning flowering plant known for its tall and graceful spikes of colorful, funnel-shaped blossoms. Gladiolus flowers are available in a wide spectrum of colors, including purple and soft peach colors.
Best planted in groups for a striking display, gladiolus thrives in full sun.
botanical-name botanical name Gladiolus spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 2’-5’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 8-11

Gladiolus are related to irises, and similarly to these relatives, they prefer a spot with plenty of sunshine. They make a wonderful spectacle planted in large groups, as their tall stems produce large blooms from bottom to top. 

These, too, make great cut flowers. They are very dramatic and can last up to two weeks after they are cut. The flowers will continue to bloom after cutting. Their flowers range in size from medium (three inches) to quite large (5 inches) and come in nearly every color of the rainbow, even green.

Gladiolus are perennial only in zones 8 through 11; in zone 8, they often don’t survive the winter. However, they are very fast growing, so they can be planted in zones 3 through 7 as annuals.

Grape Hyacinth

Close-up of blooming Muscari in the garden. Muscari, commonly known as "grape hyacinth," is a charming spring-flowering bulb. Its appearance is characterized by clusters of small, bell-shaped flowers closely packed along a central stem, resembling a bunch of grapes. These flowers are bright blue. The plant's grass-like, slender leaves emerge from the base.
Grape hyacinths are perfect for spring gardens and perform best in full sun with well-drained soil.
botanical-name botanical name Muscari spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 4”-8”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

These tiny flowering plants make a wonderful addition to the spring garden. They can be grown in full sun or partial shade, but their ideal situation is full sun and well-drained soil. Grape hyacinths tend to naturalize easily, so if you want to control the spread, they do quite well in containers.

In zones 3 through 9, grape hyacinths are short-lived perennials. They will return yearly for about four years. They are low maintenance, and while they only bloom for three to four weeks in spring, they re-seed readily, and you could end up with many of these cute little plants in years to follow. 


Close-up of blooming Hyacinthus in a sunny garden. Hyacinthus, commonly known as hyacinth, is a fragrant spring-blooming bulbous plant. Its appearance is characterized by dense spikes of star-shaped, highly fragrant purple flowers that are closely packed together on a single stalk. The lance-shaped leaves grow from the base of the plant and are green and glossy.
Hyacinths, known for their fragrant, colorful flowers, thrive in full sun for taller blooms.
botanical-name botanical name Hyacinthus spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun to partial shade
height height 6”-12”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-8

What is that amazing smell carried by the springtime breeze? Why, it’s hyacinth, of course! These wonderful plants are best known for their incredibly fragrant flowers that grow in large clusters atop fleshy stems. These sweet-smelling flowers come in shades of pink, white, cream, purple, apricot, blue, and red. 

While hyacinths will grow and flower in partial shade, they will stand taller in full sun. Those flower clusters are heavy, and planting in full sun will keep them standing at attention. They are hardy in zones 4 through 8 but can be grown in warmer climates if you dig up the bulbs and cold stratify over the winter. 

Loose, well-drained soil is best for hyacinths. They work well as container flowers, and they are great for the cut flower garden as well. Their flowers smell so good you will definitely want to bring them indoors to enjoy around the clock. 


Close-up of blooming tulips in a sunny garden. They have a distinctive appearance with six-petaled, cup-shaped flowers of bright pink color. The leaves are long and narrow, growing in a cluster from the base of the stem and have a rich green color.
These iconic spring perennials come in various bright colors and do best in full sun.
botanical-name botanical name Tulipa spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Full sun
height height 12”-16”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-7

Tulips are a springtime staple. They are such bright and cheerful plants with shapely, blue-green leaves and boldly colored flowers. In shades of white, red, pink, purple, orange, yellow, and even green, there is a tulip to go with every garden color combination. 

Tulips grow straighter and bloom better in full sun. In shade, their stems may be thin and prone to falling over. Tulips make wonderful cut flowers, and they can even be grown quite successfully in containers to bring some of their bold colors into your outdoor living spaces.  

Plant your tulip bulbs in the fall if you live in zones 3 through 7. To grow tulips south of zone 7, they will need artificial cold stratification. Give them a couple of months in the refrigerator to mimic the winter in their native zones, and plant them as soon as the ground thaws in spring.


Some bulbous plants need a lot of sun, but quite a few prefer partial shade. They bloom best with some protection from the hot afternoon sun. For most of these bulbs, some direct sun early in the day is fine. Most, if not all, will need protection from the afternoon sun, especially in warmer climates. 


Close-up of blooming Camassia in the garden. Camassia, also known as camas, is a beautiful perennial wildflower. It features tall, slender stems with spikes of star-shaped flowers that bloom in blue. Camassia's linear, grass-like leaves grow in clumps.
This spring perennial thrives in partial shade, blooms with hyacinth-like flowers, and requires good drainage.
botanical-name botanical name Camassia spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial shade
height height 24”-30”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-8

Another woodland plant, camassia, is a spring-blooming perennial that prefers partial shade and produces large panicles of flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink, and white. Also known as wild hyacinth, the flowers resemble those of the hyacinth, but they are not closely related. 

Camassia are late-spring bloomers who like to be kept moist but with good drainage. They are a great addition to the cut flower garden and will produce offsets, returning for years if they get the right care. They are fine in full sun or partial shade, although as the summer heats up, they will fade faster in full sun. 

Checkered Lily

Close-up of Fritillaria meleagris blooming in a garden. Fritillaria meleagris, commonly known as the snake's head fritillary or checkered lily, is an enchanting spring-blooming bulbous plant. Its flowers are bell-shaped blooms that resemble a snake's head. These flowers showcase a distinct checkerboard pattern, with shades of purple and pink.
It blooms in mid to late spring, requires careful transplanting during dormancy, and will return reliably with proper care.
botanical-name botanical name Fritillaria meleagris
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial shade
height height 1’-2’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-8

This plant is less common than many on the list, but it is a very pretty little plant that grows and blooms quite well in areas that are lightly shaded. The name checkered lily comes from the appearance of the flower, which is checkered, usually reddish-brown, but can also be purple or white. 

Checkered Lily is a recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. It is a mid to late-spring bloomer that will return reliably if given the proper care. Take care to only transplant these bulbs when they are dormant, as they do not transplant well, and the foliage may die back from stress if moved when in an active growth phase. 

Common Bluebell

Close-up of Hyacinthoides non-scripta blooming in a garden. Hyacinthoides non-scripta, also known as the English bluebell, displays slender, arching leaves and elegant, drooping, bell-shaped flowers. The leaves are strap-like and glossy green. The enchanting flowers hang delicately on a curved stem and feature a vibrant blue-violet hue. Their petals curl back at the tips.
Bluebells thrive in the early spring sun but require more shade as the weather warms up.
botanical-name botanical name Hyacinthiodes non-scripta
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial shade
height height 12”-18”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-8

Bluebells like to have a fair amount of sun in the early spring while the weather is cool, but when it begins to warm up, they need more shade. These cool-weather plants don’t tolerate the sun once the temperature rises. 

As understory woodland plants, the common bluebell’s preferred location is beneath a tree canopy, where they get some filtered sun but not much direct sun. A grouping of these pretty blue flowers resembles a magical fairyland.

Not only are the blue and violet bell-shaped flowers delicately beautiful, but they also have a sweet fragrance. These plants naturalize easily and make a beautiful drift when planted en masse. 


Close-up of blooming Crocus in the garden. Crocus plants feature slender, grass-like leaves that sprout from the ground, providing a backdrop for their vibrant, cup-shaped flowers. The flowers are a soft purple color with a white base.
Crocuses emerge from the snow in various colors, including purple, blue, yellow, white, and orange.
botanical-name botanical name Crocus spp.
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial shade
height height 2”-5”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-8

Crocuses are no strangers to snow. In fact, it is not uncommon to see their narrow leaves pop out of the snow to unfurl their lovely flowers in the early spring chill. Many people think of purple when they hear the name, but crocuses can also be blue, yellow, white, and orange. 

The ample and bright yellow pollen these flowers bear is a welcome sight for bees after a long winter absence. Expect crocuses to attract pollinators that aren’t still hiding from the cold. Small and colorful, crocuses fit well into small spaces and naturalize well, so within a few years of planting, you will have quite a beautiful colony. 

Glory of the Snow

Close-up of blooming Chinodoxa forbesii in a sunny garden. Chionodoxa forbesii, commonly known as Forbes' glory-of-the-snow, showcases slender, grass-like leaves. Rising above these leaves are clusters of charming star-shaped flowers, each with six petals. These dainty blooms are a soft blue with white centers.
These early bloomers with white and blue-tipped flowers make lovely cut flowers and should be planted in the fall.
botanical-name botanical name Chinodoxa forbesii
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial shade
height height 4”-6”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-8

As their name implies, these are some of the earliest bloomers in the garden, often appearing before the snow melts. Their pretty flowers are white in the center, and the petals are tipped with blue, and although they are small, they make nice cut flowers. Glory of the snow is closely related to the Scilla genus and strongly resembles these plants. 

Plant the glory of the snow bulbs in the fall before the ground freezes. They can be interspersed with grass in the lawn, as they will pop up before the grass enters a growth cycle and create a very pretty transition from winter to spring. 

Lenten Rose

Close-up of blooming Helleborus in a sunny garden. Helleborus, also known as the Lenten rose, is a perennial plant. It boasts dark green, leathery leaves. The plant produces cup-shaped, nodding flowers of rich burgundy color.
Helleborus orientalis, or lenten roses, are easy-to-grow winter-blooming perennials with excellent shade tolerance.
botanical-name botanical name Helleborus orientalis
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial shade
height height 12”-18”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 4-9

Lenten rose is an easy plant to grow and care for. It is a winter bloomer, bringing color to those grey winter days. It has very good shade tolerance and prefers moisture until it is established, but is relatively drought-tolerant once established. 

The flowers are a main selling point for this perennial and can come in a wide array of colors, including pink, red, green, white, yellow, and purple, so deep that they appear nearly black. The lenten rose gets its name from its blooming habit. Beginning in late winter, this plant blooms through the spring, during the time commonly associated with Lent. 

The beautiful flowers last nearly three seasons, although they are most vibrant for the first five to six months after blooming. They then gradually fade over the summer months. In winter, a little extra sun is advantageous for lenten roses, but in summer, they should have protection from the sun. 

Lily of the Valley

Close-up of Convallaria majalis blooming in the garden. Convallaria majalis, commonly known as Lily of the Valley, is a delicate and charming perennial plant. It features bright green, lance-shaped leaves that form low, lush mounds. The plant produces white bell-shaped flowers that hang along slender, arching stems.
This spring ground cover thrives in partial sun or even full shade.
botanical-name botanical name Convallaria majalis
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial to full shade
height height 6”-12”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

Lily of the valley is a sweet plant associated with tremendous positivity. As a symbol of joy, love, purity, and luck, it isn’t easy to pass over this fortuitous flower. Queen Elizabeth II of England favored these flowers and carried them during her wedding and coronation. 

Princesses Diana and Kate, as well as Meghan Markle, would later pay homage to the matriarch by including them in their bridal bouquets. They are very popular as an early spring bloomer with a strong and pleasing perfume. 

Lily of the valley is a small plant that makes a stunning spring ground cover in areas with only partial sun exposure. They can even grow in full shade, although they will flower better with partial sun. 

Red Spider Lily

Close-up of a blooming Lycoris radiata flower against a blurred green background. Lycoris radiata, also known as the Red Spider Lily or Hurricane Lily, is a striking bulbous plant. The plant produces vibrant, spider-like red flowers. The flowers are clustered on tall, leafless stems and have long, spidery petals with curved tips. The flower is bright red.
Spider lilies thrive in partially shaded areas, bloom best with some shade, spread gradually, and have striking red flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Lycoris radiata
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial shade
height height 1’-2’
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 6-10

This summer bloomer is perfect for those partially shaded garden areas where you want a dramatic pop of color. Spider lilies will not be unhappy in full sun, but they will bloom best with some cooling shade. Once established, spider lilies will spread gradually and do not like to be transplanted, so choose the right place to plant them.

This plant’s brilliant red flowers are a standout in the garden. They add an interesting and unique texture and brighten up any garden space. While the plant is hardy in Zones Six through 10, a thick layer of mulch in winter is best if grown in Zones Six or Seven. 

Siberian Squill

Close-up of Scilla siberica flowers blooming in the garden. Scilla siberica, commonly known as Siberian Squill or Wood Squill, is a charming spring-blooming bulbous plant. Its narrow, strap-like leaves are green and appear in basal clumps. The plant produces star-shaped, blue flowers that dangle on slender stems.
This petite plant with bright blue flowers blooms briefly in early spring.
botanical-name botanical name Scilla siberica
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial shade
height height 3”-6”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 2-8

Siberian squill is a pretty little plant related to asparagus and produces bright, true blue flowers, which is a rarity. It is a tiny little plant, only three to six inches tall, that pops up as soon as the snow melts and is gone by mid-spring. 

Despite its ephemeral habit, Siberian squill can spread easily and has been known to be invasive in some areas, so it’s best to contain it if possible. If, however, you want a carpet of pretty blue flowers when the snow finally melts, these fit the bill. They are an understory plant and prefer partial shade. 


Close-up of blooming Snowdrops in a sunny garden. Snowdrops (Galanthus) are lovely early spring bulbs with a graceful appearance. They produce narrow, gray-green leaves that emerge in clumps from the base. The plant produces pendulous white flowers. These flowers have three white outer petals, which encase three inner, smaller, and shorter petals.
These are early spring bloomers that emerge from the snow and are surprisingly cold-tolerant.
botanical-name botanical name Galanthus
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial to full shade
height height 8”-10”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-7

The birth flower of January, snowdrops are among the first, if not the earliest, spring bloomers. It’s not unusual to see these delicate flowers pop out of the snow. It seems impossible that such a delicate flower could bloom in such frigid conditions, but the snowdrop is surprising in its cold tolerance. 

Most snowdrop bulbs are sold green and need to be cared for as such. Planting them right away is best. Ordering your snowdrop bulbs to arrive in the early fall will give them the best start. Snowdrops are dormant in the summer, but they still prefer to be in the shade during this dormancy. Plant your snowdrops beneath a tree, and they will thrive. 

Virginia Spring Beauty

Close-up of Claytonia virginica blooming in a garden. It features tender, lance-shaped leaves that grow in basal rosettes close to the ground. Rising above the leaves are dainty, five-petaled flowers on slender stems. The flowers are white with pink stripes.
This plant thrives in almost complete shade, particularly in dappled light, blooms early, and has pale pink flowers.
botanical-name botanical name Claytonia virginica
sun-requirements sun requirements Partial to full shade
height height 6”-10”
hardiness-zones hardiness zones 3-9

Virginia spring beauty is native to the central and eastern United States and can survive in almost complete shade. In nature, it is usually found in open woodlands and shady patches. Dappled light is the perfect condition for this beauty. An early bloomer, this little plant shows up as soon as the weather begins to warm.

Small, pale pink flowers with deeper pink accents hover above grasslike foliage. Virginia spring beauty has edible bulbs that have a flavor similar to chestnuts. Plant these bulbs in soil that is fertile, acidic, moist, and well-drained. That’s a tall order, but the flowers chase away the snow and are well worth the effort. 

Final Thoughts

All of these bulbs are wonderful additions to the garden. Some are sun worshippers, while others prefer to live in the shadow of larger plants. No matter your garden space, some bulbs will tolerate the type of exposure your space provides. Choosing the right bulbs for your garden will bring loads of stunning flowers in the coming seasons. 

A close-up of tulip bulbs being planted in dark, rich soil. In the background, vibrant plants with light purple leaves surround the planting site, and a small shovel rests nearby.


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