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Mardi Gras Bulb Mix

Mardi Gras Mix combines stunning Stresa rockgarden tulips and jewel-toned pink/purple Crocus Remembrance.

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Details:

Height: 4-12" tall
Bulb Spacing: 12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Early 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 1COMBO12
Common Name Mardi Gras Mix of Tulips and Crocus
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 4-12" tall
Bulb Spacing 12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 3-5" deep
Bloom Time Early spring
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

    Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

  • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

    Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

  • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

    The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

Description
This early spring mix is a knock-out. Stresa is one of most popular Rockgarden Tulips, with large flowers and stems only about 11" tall. The pure red and yellow petals open wide, and here, with a glowing red/purple bed of Crocus Remembrance.

Plant this mixture once, and you'll have it every spring. These bulbs are all dependably perennial and bloom at exactly the same time. Think of them at the front of a border, edging a spring walk, or in front of foundation plantings for fantastic early spring color, from next spring on.

Mix includes 5 Stresa Tulips and 7 Remembrance Crocus.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

    Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

  • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

    Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

  • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

    The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

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3.0

tulips didnt come up but crocus came up

By sweetpea

from myrtle, ms

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Mardi Gras Bulb Mix:

    the flowers that came up were absolutely beautiful

    Service and delivery comments:

    yes delivery was prompt

    • Primary use:
    • 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:
    • Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

      Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

    • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

      Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

    • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

      The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

    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:
    • Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

      Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

    • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

      Darwin Tulip Bulbs Apeldoorn Elite

    • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

      The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

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