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Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix

This gorgeous mix brings new colors to the perennial Tulips. Large flowers up to 6" in diameter when in full bloom and their long strong stems make for beautiful cut flowers.
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Bag of 10

Price: $13.95

Sale: $9.07

$0.91 / Per Bulb
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Details:

Height: 20-22" tall
Bulb Spacing: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid spring
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 56TULG
Common Name Darwin Hybrid Tulip
Botanical Name Tulipa
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Estimated Mature Height 20-22" tall
Bulb Size 12/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Up until now, the Darwin Hybrids were known for being dominated by the yellow and reds. This new mixture brings in luscious pinks and bicolors to bring it all together. It's a real rainbow, new and extra-beautiful for the Darwin "Perennial Tulip" Hybrid group. This new mixture is going to be a smash.

About Darwin Hybrid Tulips: Early in the 20th Century, a talented Dutch hybridizer named Lefeber worked long and hard with a wild tulip called "Tulipa fosteriana" from Central Asia. It is red, and from it, he hybridized the group that became known as the Emperor Tulips. The world-famous Red Emperor was introduced in 1931, and is what we now call a member of the "Fosteriana Tulip" group. In fact, Red Emperor's official variety name is "Madame Lefeber" in honor of the original hybridizer's wife.

Even though the Red Emperor and other fosterianas were instant sensations, the hybridizers were not satisfied. They were fascinated by what were then called simply "Darwin Tulips". These were large-flowered tulips in clear colors on tall stems, but without any perennial qualities. The Emperors, being close to a wild species, were quite perennial, so they crossed the two groups. And voila! Darwin Hybrid Tulips were born, with the best qualities of both groups.

Ever since, the Darwin Hybrids have set the standards worldwide for tall graceful, large flowered perennial tulips. The famous Apeldoorn group was introduced in 1951 by D. W. Lefeber and Company. There are not many Darwin Hybrids, even today. But they are every good gardener's favorites and always highly valued by florists.

In America's Top Ten list for popularity in the US, compiled by the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Centre, they list no less than three Darwin Hybrids, more than from any other group.

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Pros

  • Vivid colors (7)
  • Large bulb size (5)
  • Low maintenance (5)
  • Reliable growth (5)
  • Long bloom time (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cut flowers (3)
    • Raised beds (3)
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    5.0

    I love this product

    By Syl

    from Walled Lake, Michigan

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • BEAUTIFUL
    • Large Bulb Size
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Sfigiel
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Short Bloom Time

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Containers
    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix:

    I bought these bulbs for my daughter in law, I planted them and the grandchildren are so excited as they are blooming now.
    I bought 5 varities and they look beautiful. They were shipped promptly and good shape. I will order form you again

     
    5.0

    Will get more

    By FJL

    from MD

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Sturdy
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix:

        We planted 30 of these in poor, rocky soil. All produced really beautiful flowers, which lasted for about 3 weeks and even survived 2 frosts. We will definitely get more this year.

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Show!

        By Prsloan

        from Rogers, Ar

        Pros

        • Large Bulb Size
        • Long Bloom Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix:

          So glad I planted these - very pretty. And I was able to get twice the bulbs with the promo being offered. Will be ordering more!

           
          5.0

          They made my spring.

          By Charlene

          from Belmont, OH

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Large Bulb Size
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix:

              I ordered 5 colors of tulip bulbs and 3 of daffodils. Planted all across the front of house; mixing colors, and they were beautiful. I think they all came up. also planted some at mailbox and flagpole. this was the most beautiful display for spring I have ever had. I received many compliments.

               
              5.0

              BIG, BRIGHT, GORGEOUS

              By Honey Ham

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix:

                  These are gorgeous! I planted a bunch of them in my front yard and they are traffic stoppers. Mine are super vivid reds, orange-reds and hot pink. The colors are so bright they are practically neon! I am keeping my fingers crossed that they come back year after year. I am actually placing an order for more.

                   
                  5.0

                  bloomed beautifully

                  By Missfay

                  from Lincolnton, GA

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Large Bulb Size
                  • Long Bloom Time
                  • Pest Resistant
                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cut Flowers
                    • Raised Beds

                    Comments about American Meadows Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix:

                    Every one of these came up right on time and gave us wonderful color this spring..cannot wait to see a repeat performance next year.

                     
                    5.0

                    Love!

                    By srblask

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Pros

                    • Large Bulb Size
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cut Flowers

                      Comments about American Meadows Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix:

                      Anything I can care for long enough to finally see bloom seems like a small victory, but seriously, these tulips are so incredibly low maintenance -- and beautiful -- that they can give even the most novice of gardeners like myself an ego boost. Because I live in NYC and only have access to a deck, I grow all of my stuff in pots. Whether it was the mild winter, luck, really good bulbs, or a combination of all three, I was so, so pleased with how these came up.

                       
                      4.0

                      Great show when planted in groups.

                      By Lady Di

                      from Moscow, PA

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Pros

                      • Long Bloom Time
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Pest Resistant
                      • Reliable Growth
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Border Control
                        • Cut Flowers
                        • Raised Beds

                        Comments about American Meadows Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix:

                        Planted in groups alternately with Spring Essential Mix. Great spring show. Blooms not as large as Spring Essentials but very colorful and long lasting.

                         
                        5.0

                        Fantastic Tulips

                        By lisa

                        from brielle nk

                        About Me Getting Started

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Fragrant
                        • Hardy
                        • Healthy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about American Meadows Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix:

                          i wasso pleasantly surprised! I threew these tulips in the ground when I moved into my new home in Nov in a bed that wasn't even prepared, hoping that a few would bloom. Not only did they all bloom but they are gorgeous and the blooms last for weeks!!! I'm ecstatic and I can't wait to plant more next year

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                           
                          5.0

                          Early Color!

                          By StellaB3

                          from Oklahoma City, OK

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Healthy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about American Meadows Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix:

                            These tulips bloomed after the daffodils, and added welcome color to the Spring landscape.

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                            • Personal

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                            How-To Guides

                            History of Daffodils and Tulips

                            How to Plant Flower Bulbs

                            Fall Bulb FAQs

                            Encourage Your Tulips To Come Back

                            About Planting Bulbs in Fall

                            Improving Garden Soil

                            Growing Plants in Containers


                            What is a "Quality Bulb," and Why Does Bulb Quality Matter?

                            Flower bulbs come in a wide variety of sizes. It is important to get the largest, best quality bulbs you can find. Larger bulbs help to ensure success, producing larger and stronger plants with more flowers.

                            Several flower bulbs are part of the onion family, and because of this I like to use Onions as a representation of how important bulb size is. Which of the onions on your shelf go bad first? The smallest ones! Larger onions are more resilient, taking longer to dry out/rot and can withstand swings in temperature better. Flower bulbs are the same. Larger bulbs will withstand disease, draught, large amounts of moisture, and colder temperatures significantly better than the smaller ones.

                            Here at American Meadows we are committed to providing you with the highest quality bulbs. This means we do everything we can to source the largest bulbs possible. Below is a comparison of bulbs purchased from three different retail stores:

                            Each of the glass tubes contains 20 Dutch Master Daffodils. Starting from the left, the first tube is what is sold here at American Meadows, the middle tube was purchased at a local “Home Supply” box store, and the third is another online retailer. The difference is easily noticeable.

                            The next picture is the same comparison, but with Tulip Bulbs:

                            Again, our bulbs are quite a bit larger than other retailers.

                            Other things to be aware of when it comes to bulb quality is making sure they are firm and without signs of external damage or cracking. Do your best to avoid bulbs that are already growing and have shoots or freshly grown roots. This is difficult when purchasing online, but if you are ordering through a reputable company, they should be checking for these things regularly.

                            Next time you are looking to buy bulbs, think about how much time you put into planning and planting your garden and then anxiously waiting for your flowers to grow and bloom. Don’t be disappointed after all that effort by planting sub-par bulbs. Buy the largest, firmest, disease free bulbs you can afford, and you will have the best possible results.

                            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                            • Releasable Bulb Planter

                              Releasable Bulb Planter

                            • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Scarlet Ohara

                              Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Scarlet Ohara

                            • Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder

                              Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder

                            Shipping

                            Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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                            As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

                            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                            • Releasable Bulb Planter

                              Releasable Bulb Planter

                            • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Scarlet Ohara

                              Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Scarlet Ohara

                            • Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder

                              Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder

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