Ideal for GARDEN and CONTAINER PLANTING
Darwin Hybrid tulips are famous for their excelled look, which is due to their flower size and sturdy, long stems. When the buds are still immature, they look almost like little pyramids. Due to these qualities, these tulips have really made a name for themselves as cut flowers, and are cultivated extensively for this purpose. In gardens, too, they are very useful. A location somewhat out of the wind is preferable for these tulips, due to their height. At first, the only colors available were orange and red, but now there are yellow and pink varieties as well as varieties with differently colored speckles and stripes on their petals.
There are few bulbous plants easier to bring into flower than tulips. Please make sure the soil has a good drainage, it’s important especially for tulip bulbs. Without proper drainage, tulip bulbs cannot root properly and may even rot over the winter. In this case, even if shoots emerge, they are weakened and very susceptible to disease. If possible, it is advisable not to plant tulips in the same location in the garden year after year. A sunny location is desirable but a certain amount of shadiness is tolerated. Tall cultivars must be planted in a somewhat sheltered location. Depending on the climatic zone, tulips should be planted from late September to late December.
- Planting Location: Sun/semi-shade
- Planting: September-December
- Planting Depth: 6 inch (15 cm)
- Planting Distance: 5 inch (12.5 cm)
- Flowers In: April-May
- Flowering Height: Approx. 20 inch (50 cm)
Easy to Grow:
1. Select an area with full sun or semi-shade
2. Dig a hole 6 inches (15 cm) deep
3. Place the bulb in the hole, with pointed side up
4. Space bulbs 5 inches (12.5 cm) apart
5. Cover with soil and water thoroughly
Plant in groups of 5 or more, in well-drained soil. Bulbs will benefit from a handful of compost added to the planting holes.