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Darwin Tulip Bulbs Akebono

This double Darwin Hybrid is from Japan and boasts huge, camellia-like flowers that continuously change from yellow to red. Akebono’s blooms are also sweetly fragrant and the foliage is a brilliant green color.
Bag of 10

Price: $18.95

Sale: $9.48

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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 114TUL10
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 Yellow
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
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

    The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

  • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

    Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

Description
Akebono is a new tulip from Japan and its name means dawn or daybreak in Japanese. The brilliant yellow blooms and bright green foliage make this new hybrid a must-have in the spring garden.

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:
  • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

    The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

  • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

    Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

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        5.0

        adorable double tulips.

        By otono

        from brooklyn, ny

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              Comments about Darwin Tulip Bulbs Akebono, Darwin Tulip Bulbs Akebono:

              they are absolutely wonderful in the garden and also as cut flowers.
              Long lasting. easy to grow.
              carried cut flowers by taking a train+15min walk, and nothing fell apart.
              I plan to get more for next year! can't wait.

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              5.0

              A success!

              By newbie

              from Santa Fe, NM

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                    Comments about Darwin Tulip Bulbs Akebono, Darwin Tulip Bulbs Akebono:

                    Planted these in pots with some daffodils and they made a beautiful display. They actually bloomed while the daffodils were budding. Beautiful double yellow blooms with just a hint of red. I'm buying more for the fall!

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                    3.0

                    simple and cute

                    By cindy

                    from carlton, oregon

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                    • Colors were nice

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                        Comments about Darwin Tulip Bulbs Akebono, Darwin Tulip Bulbs Akebono:

                        Pretty yellow/pink color went well with my blue for-get-me-not flowers in bed

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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:
                        • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

                          The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

                        • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                          Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                        • Releasable Bulb Planter

                          Releasable Bulb Planter

                        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:
                        • The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

                          The Poet's Daffodil Bulbs Actaea

                        • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                          Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                        • Releasable Bulb Planter

                          Releasable Bulb Planter

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