Flowers from bulbs are great for pollinators, but they also serve purposes for other wildlife. Bulbs also have advantages for wildlife over planting seeds for flowers.
- Nectar and pollen. Flowers from bulbs, such as tulips, crocuses, and daffodils often produce a larger amount of nectar and pollen. This is more attractive for pollinators such as honeybees, bumblebees, and many butterflies as they have to visit fewer flowers to search for food.
- Seasonal availability. Bulbs are much easier to plan as they will bloom at specific times of the year. Having the guarantee of flowers blooming throughout the seasons is perfect for wildlife as pollen and nectar will be provided throughout the seasons.
- Seed production. Bulbous plants often produce many seeds which not only multiply the number of flowers year after year but also the seeds can be a food source for some birds, such as Goldfinches, Siskins, and Blue Tits.
- Low maintenance. As bulbs generally require less maintenance, this reduces the amount of time disturbing wildlife by rearranging the soil, replanting, and pest control.