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Darwin Tulip Bulbs Pink Impression

This famous perennial tulip boasts enormous pink blooms that create a knockout statement in the spring garden. They are a pink favorite around the world and make beautiful cut flowers.
Bag of 20

Price: $26.95

Sale: $13.48

$0.67 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 3TUL20
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 Pink
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 Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy to Grow
Special Groups N/A
Native N/A
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

    Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

  • Harvest Basket

    Harvest Basket

  • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix

    Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix

Description
This is it. Just when everyone thought the Darwin Hybrids were already the largest-flowered tulips of all, the Dutch came up with even larger blooms with Pink Impression. It was introduced with great fanfare in 1979, and there have been some others added to the Impression Group' since. But this is the one known worldwide for incredibly large, plump blooms that are a knock-out in the garden each spring. Not to mention stupendous arrangements when they're cut. (But remember, if you want them to return as perennials, don't cut!)

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. Apeldoorn, the famous red tulip that is now No. 1 in the US, 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. Pink Impression is No. 6.'

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

    Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

  • Harvest Basket

    Harvest Basket

  • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix

    Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix

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  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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    5.0

    Beautiful plink tulips

    By Shirley

    from Virginia

    Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Pink Impression - Bag of 20:

    Delivery and service were excellent as usual.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    They were all rotten!!

    By RaDonna

    from Wichita, Ks.

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          Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Pink Impression - Bag of 20:

          I was so disappointed. The entire box was rotten and mushy. So I didn't get to see any pretty hot pink tulip bulbs.
          I was to upset to send them back. Just threw them out and mourned the loss.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not like the picture

          By Jabber

          from Draper, UT (Salt Lake Valley)

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          Pros

          • Large Bulb Size
          • Low Maintenance
          • Reliable Growth

          Cons

          • Colors Not As Expected
          • Short Bloom Time

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            Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Pink Impression - Bag of 20:

            Blooms were a pale faded pink, not like the picture. The bulbs were planted in a sunny bed that drains well. I will say they were large and pretty. They were just not the color expected and only lasted about 8 days.

             
            5.0

            Impressive & Strong

            By Bexie

            from Johnstown, NY

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              Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Pink Impression - Bag of 20:

              Mass plantings are most impactive! I then can enjoy reaping for boquets without depleting my bed. I've gotten such rave reviews by taking boquets to work that my boss insisted I give him the information so he could get the same ones for his flower bed.

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              5.0

              Very Pretty

              By New Gardener

              from Nashua, NH

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                Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Pink Impression - Bag of 20:

                I have never planted bulbs before and have never done any real gardening. The directions that came with the bulbs were clear and easy to follow. All of the bulbs came up and now I have beautiful tulips along with some other flowers that I purchased. I will be purchasing more bulbs to add to my lovely garden.

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                5.0

                Enormous, beautiful blooms! A must have!

                By kaleidoscope

                from Fort Dodge, IA

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                  Comments about American Meadows Darwin Hybrid Tulip Bulbs Pink Impression - Bag of 20:

                  American Meadows' Darwin tulips are prime stock and have never failed to be less than outstanding in my flower beds. They bloom every year and neighbors stop to admire them on a daily basis when in bloom.

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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:
                  • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                    Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                  • Harvest Basket

                    Harvest Basket

                  • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix

                    Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix

                  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:
                  • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                    Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                  • Harvest Basket

                    Harvest Basket

                  • Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix

                    Darwin Tulip Bulbs Plant to Impress Mix

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