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Darwin Tulip Bulbs Spring Essentials Mix

The latest and best mix of Darwin Tulips. With new colors being added all the time, this mix has the best of old and new.
Bag of 25

Price: $26.95

Sale: $13.48

$0.54 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 89TUL25
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
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Containers, Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy to Grow
Special Groups N/A
Native N/A
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

  • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

    Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

  • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

    Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

Description
Spring Essentials Mix was created since there are so many new Darwin Hybrids each year, we wanted to include most all of them in one mixture. So here you have it. The old classics in yellow and orange, the newer reds and pinks, and the bicolors too. This is truly a perennial tulip rainbow for the first time.

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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

  • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

    Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

  • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

    Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

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American MeadowsDarwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Spring Essentials Mix - Bag of 25
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable growth (7)
  • Vivid colors (7)
  • Large bulb size (6)
  • Long bloom time (5)
  • Low maintenance (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (5)
    • Raised beds (5)
    • Cut flowers (4)
    • Containers (3)
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    5.0

    They look good

    By Bev

    from IL

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Colorful
    • Large Bulb Size
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • Short Bloom Time

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Spring Essentials Mix - Bag of 25:

    They are very colorful. Some have 2 colors in one which is cool. They bloomed really quickly and opened up widely, so I am not sure they would be very good for cut flowers. They look nice in the yard though.

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Blooms!

    By El Presidente

    from Kingsport, TN

    About Me Avid Gardener, Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers
      • Cut Flowers
      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Spring Essentials Mix - Bag of 25:

      Very good mix! Lots of pretty blooms with many colors thrown in there.

       
      5.0

      Large showy blooms

      By Phil

      from Tulsa, OK

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers
        • Large Areas
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Spring Essentials Mix - Bag of 25:

        Showy Blooms, Great quality bulbs

         
        5.0

        Beautiful combination!

        By Jarber

        from Draper, UT (Salt Lake Valley)

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Spring Essentials Mix - Bag of 25:

            Thrilled with this selection. They were everyone's favorite this spring. Large, bright colorful blooms of reds and yellows.

             
            4.0

            Wonderful

            By garden person

            from Rochester, NY

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Containers
              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Spring Essentials Mix - Bag of 25:

              A wonderful surprise in April. Fogot I planted them!

               
              5.0

              "Beautiful"

              By Nikki

              from Hazel Green, AL

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Border Control
                • Containers
                • Cut Flowers
                • Erosion Control
                • Indoor Pots
                • Large Areas
                • Raised Beds

                Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Spring Essentials Mix - Bag of 25:

                love em!!

                 
                5.0

                Slow start - finale was breathtaking

                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
                  • Plant in groups
                  • Raised Beds

                  Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Spring Essentials Mix - Bag of 25:

                  Planted in groups of five in the front of a circular garden. Blooms became larger and colors more vivid with time. For year round display, plant annual flowers and seeds among drying tulip leaves.

                   
                  1.0

                  darwin hybrid tulip spring essential mix

                  By vivian

                  from berkeley, ca

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions

                  Cons

                  • Did not flower

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Spring Essentials Mix - Bag of 25:

                  I ordered these late in the season, so they were planted later than my other spring blooming bulbs. These were the only ones of the hundreds that I planted that did not produce.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I think your headline is just fine.

                  By Linda

                  from Portage, Mi

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Attractive
                  • Fragrant
                  • Hardy
                  • Healthy
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Spring Essentials Mix - Bag of 25:

                    They just finished flowering and they were beautiful!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    How-To Guides

                    History of Daffodils and Tulips

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                    Encourage Your Tulips To Come Back

                    About Planting Bulbs in Fall

                    Improving Garden Soil

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                    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

                    • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                      Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                    • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

                      Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

                    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

                    • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                      Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                    • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

                      Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

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