Wild Tulip Bulbs Bronze Charm

 
Yellow Wild Tulip Bulbs Bronze Charm, Tulipa batalini, Wild Tulip

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Plant these little gems and enjoy the little yellow flowers with a bronzy feathering when they bloom. Dependably perennial and deer resistant. (Tulipa batalinii)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 4-6" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Late spring
Size Bag of 15 - Bulb Size: 6+ cm
SKU 40TUL15
A native of Central Asia (Iran, Uzbekistan and Turkistan), this is one of the species tulips that has the natural tulip shape.' And at 10 inches, it's also taller than most. Even though it is small compared to the hybrids today, it is a clear miniature of the famous tulip 'cup' shape and carries the stunning color of many of the most popular tulips of today. Even though this one is known as 'Bronze Charm', most people consider the color a deep buttery gold. Like other species tulips, it is dependably perennial and very useful for early color in a rock garden, in the front of a border, meadow, or any spot where its brilliant beauty can be appreciated. The bulbs are small, so planting takes just minutes. And you'll enjoy these little beauties during early spring every year from the day you plant them.

By the way, the name Batalini is not for some Renaissance Italian flower painter. It's for Russian botanist Alexander Feodorowicz Batalin, curator during the late 1800's at the Imperial Botanical Garden of St. Petersburg. Dr. Batalin sent the first of this group of tulips to England's Kew Gardens in 1888, and they were introduced into trade by the Dutch a few years later.

The Wild Tulips: There are about 150 species of tulips that occur in the wild from Central Asia all the way to Spain and Portugal. Most are native to rocky, arid regions east of Europe. It is hard to believe that these little flowers, more the size of crocus, are the original forms of the big flashy hybridized tulips we all know and love. But to any wildflower gardener who looks close, the brilliant colors and even the petal shapes and other characteristics are there. (By the way, all the species bulbs we sell are produced in Holland, so they are never gathered in the wild in their native lands.) They are all really botanical heirlooms in the truest sense, and deserve a place in every wild garden.

SKU 40TUL15
Common Name Wild Tulip
Botanical Name Tulipa batalini
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 4-6" tall
Bulb Size 6+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Late spring
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No
Daffodil Bulbs Comparison

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.

Further Reading:

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

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) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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have not seen even 1 of these that I planted

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from Streamwood, IL

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all bulbs planted, none came up

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The color of spring sunshine!!

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from Sebastopol, CA

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    Comments about American Meadows Wild Tulip Bulbs Bronze Charm:

    I planted these in two big containers on the patio. I love how each flower opens wide in the sunshine (on the rare non-rainy days this wet spring!) They have been blooming over 2 weeks and are just beautiful. they are such an unusual color with charming shape and adaptable size. I will certainly order more for next year. More containers, pots and barrels of bulbs!!!

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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