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Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix

These beautiful jewel-toned wild or species tulips belong in every spring garden. Wildflower Tulips are dependably perennial and deer resistant.
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Price: $15.95

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Height: 4-6" tall
Bulb Spacing: 9 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 43TULG
Common Name 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 4-6" tall
Bulb Size 6/+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time Early 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
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Description
These are the little bulbs that started it all. They're the size of large crocus, so they make a spectacular ground-cover. And if you plant them in your wildflower meadow, you'll have color there a month before you see any wildflower blooms! These little botanical treasures belong in every wildflower garden! They're also great under shrubs, along walks. Plant them once, and they're there every spring.

The "Wild Tulips". Click here to read the fascinating history of the Wild Tulips and Daffodils. 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.

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American MeadowsWildflower Tulip Bulb Mix
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (9)
  • Vivid colors (9)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Accurate instructions (6)
  • Reliable growth (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (6)
    • Outdoors (5)
    • Containers (4)
    • Patio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (9), Getting started (7), Casual hobbyist (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fairy tulips!

    I planted 200 of these in my back yard last November. I would say just about all of them came up and bloomed. They poked their heads out in mid-March and I had my...Read complete review

    I planted 200 of these in my back yard last November. I would say just about all of them came up and bloomed. They poked their heads out in mid-March and I had my first blooms in late March; they are still going strong through late April. Some of the individual blooms last only a day and others last a couple weeks. These are a mix of colors and sizes; all the colors in the picture are represented and then some, but unlike in the picture, the different colors don't all bloom at the same time. In my garden, the bright pink ones bloomed first, then the lavender, then the dark purple and yellow, then the orange, then some tall light yellow and pink ones. Some are very short, 4-6" high, and some grew to over 2'. I planted them in groups of 3 scattered on a hillside and they look really nice. Some of these tulips will come out with 2 or even 4 blooms on a single plant, the magenta and the yellow/white seem to have done that. They're much more uncivilized and unpredictable than other tulips, which is exactly what I was going for, but may not be for everyone. They thrive with a minimum of maintenance here in the suburbs of Chicago, I pretty much never water them. The flowers do get eaten by wildlife occasionally, but I didn't find that squirrels got any of the bulbs.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very gorgeous buffet for wildlife

    These wild gems are quite beautiful in the garden. Unfortunately, unless they are planted in areas not easily accessible to wildlife, it has been my experience that everything from squirrels to chipmunks to...Read complete review

    These wild gems are quite beautiful in the garden. Unfortunately, unless they are planted in areas not easily accessible to wildlife, it has been my experience that everything from squirrels to chipmunks to rabbits to groundhogs will eat them. Around half of my first year's crop was lost to eager squirrels digging out the bulbs for snacks; the majority of the remainder had the leaves bitten to nubs and flowers chewed up within a day of blooming. A few tenacious bulbs survived into the second year, and I have hopes that within time they'll form into hidden caches and provide me with the show I'd been hoping for when I first planted them.

    Some things I have discovered: The tulips prefer mostly sun over part sun/part shade. None of the bulbs I planted in the shadier areas ever opened more than halfway while the ones I planted in sunnier areas tended to fully open in a beautiful display. Full sun stunted the plants' growth, leaving both surviving leaves and flowers pressed closely to the ground. Returning bulbs planted in shadier areas wound up developing long stalks the second year, putting the flowers at least a foot above the ground.

    Overall, unless you have a problem with garden pests, these small jewels make a lovely splash of color in the early-to-mid spring garden.

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    Beautiful

    By Lady PI

    from Lynnwood WA

    About Me Getting Started

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • None Found
    • Non Found

    Best Uses

    • Grouping

    Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

    Such a beautiful grouping

     
    4.0

    I would buy this again

    By lane

    from rising sun, md.

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • BEAUTIFUL
    • Low Maintenance
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Containers
    • Indoor Pots
    • Nice Display In Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

    very beautiful and easy to grow

     
    2.0

    Not enough bloomed

    By UrbanFarmer

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Pest Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

        The ones that grew lasted for weeks, but only 20% of the bulbs I planted grew. Deer did not touch them. Underwhelming.

         
        4.0

        Very cute blooms

        By Tanneg

        from Michigan

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Containers
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

          I put these in pots in shade under my tree and in the sunny spots of my garden. They did well in both areas. I love the bright spots of color they bring. Only problem I had was that the squirrels loved eating them. They actively dug up the ones they could find and had a feast. I plan to order more. Love them!

           
          4.0

          Coming up all over the place

          By Jerry the pilot

          from El Cariso, Southern Ca. Mountains

          About Me Avid Gardener, Mostly native plants

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Containers
            • Raised Beds
            • Wild flower meadow

            Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

            realiable regrowth year to year with little care

             
            5.0

            Very cute

            By Christine

            from Oregon

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Low Maintenance
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                These are super cute and are a beautiful mixture of colors. They are much shorter than I expected, make sure not to plant anything tall in front of them... most are about 3 inches high.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fairy tulips!

                By Linmayu

                from Burr Ridge, IL

                About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Low Maintenance
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                • Short Bloom Time

                Best Uses

                • Rock Gardens
                • Small areas

                Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                I planted 200 of these in my back yard last November. I would say just about all of them came up and bloomed. They poked their heads out in mid-March and I had my first blooms in late March; they are still going strong through late April. Some of the individual blooms last only a day and others last a couple weeks. These are a mix of colors and sizes; all the colors in the picture are represented and then some, but unlike in the picture, the different colors don't all bloom at the same time. In my garden, the bright pink ones bloomed first, then the lavender, then the dark purple and yellow, then the orange, then some tall light yellow and pink ones. Some are very short, 4-6" high, and some grew to over 2'. I planted them in groups of 3 scattered on a hillside and they look really nice. Some of these tulips will come out with 2 or even 4 blooms on a single plant, the magenta and the yellow/white seem to have done that. They're much more uncivilized and unpredictable than other tulips, which is exactly what I was going for, but may not be for everyone. They thrive with a minimum of maintenance here in the suburbs of Chicago, I pretty much never water them. The flowers do get eaten by wildlife occasionally, but I didn't find that squirrels got any of the bulbs.

                 
                5.0

                Absolute Joy.

                By Elle

                from North Carolina

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                  Winter leaves me desperate for flowers. These bloomed beautifully and cheered me up. The pale yellow ones were luminous. I will buy more for next year.

                   
                  3.0

                  Very gorgeous buffet for wildlife

                  By Jude-as-in-Hey

                  from NJ

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                  • Susceptible to Pests

                  Best Uses

                  • Containers
                  • Erosion Control
                  • Naturalizers

                  Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                  These wild gems are quite beautiful in the garden. Unfortunately, unless they are planted in areas not easily accessible to wildlife, it has been my experience that everything from squirrels to chipmunks to rabbits to groundhogs will eat them. Around half of my first year's crop was lost to eager squirrels digging out the bulbs for snacks; the majority of the remainder had the leaves bitten to nubs and flowers chewed up within a day of blooming. A few tenacious bulbs survived into the second year, and I have hopes that within time they'll form into hidden caches and provide me with the show I'd been hoping for when I first planted them.

                  Some things I have discovered: The tulips prefer mostly sun over part sun/part shade. None of the bulbs I planted in the shadier areas ever opened more than halfway while the ones I planted in sunnier areas tended to fully open in a beautiful display. Full sun stunted the plants' growth, leaving both surviving leaves and flowers pressed closely to the ground. Returning bulbs planted in shadier areas wound up developing long stalks the second year, putting the flowers at least a foot above the ground.

                  Overall, unless you have a problem with garden pests, these small jewels make a lovely splash of color in the early-to-mid spring garden.

                   
                  4.0

                  "Beautiful for the spring"

                  By Miss Flower

                  from Piqua, Oh

                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                  Pros

                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                  • Small about 6in tall each

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                    I got these for wedding favors!!! Everyone loved them!!!

                     
                    4.0

                    I didnt buy enough

                    By owegoscott

                    from owego, NY

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors
                      • Patio

                      Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                      I love the colors. They are small and i planted them to far apart. I will buy more for a nice ground cover. I have them planted in a shady part of the lawn and are growing fine.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      4.0

                      Early spring show

                      By Johnre

                      from Hannibal, Missouri

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Attractive
                      • Hardy
                      • Healthy
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Narrow bed along garage
                        • Outdoors

                        Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                        First tulips up in the spring. Would look best among low groundcover like veronica repens, cerastium or thyme to mask the foliage when the flowers are finished. Mine are in a fairly dry, shallow bed.

                         
                        4.0

                        Multi bloom?

                        By Roadrunner

                        from Wexford Pa.

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive
                        • Healthy
                        • Long bloom time

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden
                          • Lawn
                          • Outdoors
                          • Patio
                          • Pool Area

                          Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                          It seems like the bulbs bloom more than once and more than one color! A friend told me that when I bought them and I was skeptical. Small, but very pretty and colorfull.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Short, Rare Tulip Colorama - Great Price

                          By Casey

                          from Aurora, OH

                          About Me Master Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Instructions
                          • Attractive
                          • Hardy
                          • Rock Garden Beauties

                          Cons

                          • Perfect

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden

                          Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                          I put these species tulips in a long section of garden in front of a short rock "retaining"/dividing wall. They are at most 6 inches high.

                          They come in wonderful colors... not all of which bloom at the same time. Planted randomly... the pink/reds came into bloom followed by bright yellows. This stretched the blooming period over many weeks. And... I might add... this wonderful display of blooms came from tulips that had (while slightly ammended) dreadful clay soil. The chipmunks or squirrels never found the bulbs. I think every bulb resulted in a bloom.

                          I have high hopes they will be faithful "returners" and "multipliers. Many species tulips are "permanent" tulips. Since this is my first year - will have to wait to comment on that aspect of these bulbs.

                          I would buy more of this product.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Lovely little tulips!

                          By Pyper

                          from Redmond, WA

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive
                          • Fragrant
                          • Healthy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                              Planted these last fall and they are blooming now. They are much smaller than the regular tulips most people grow (yes, I expected that) and their petals are more pointy. Some of my friends asked if they were crocuses (no, the squirrels ate my crocuses, but they didn't eat the tulips.) I find these little tulips lovely and charming, and I was pleasantly surprised at their delightful fragrance. They make nice (though short-lived) cut flowers for a small vase too.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                               
                              4.0

                              Can't wait for the blooms!

                              By A-Lee

                              from Monteagle, TN

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Instructions
                              • Hardy
                              • Healthy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Garden
                                • Outdoors

                                Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                                I forced these bulbs a couple months ago. About 90% of these came up. I recently transferred them to flowerbed. I anxiously await their bloom.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Beautiful!

                                By EA

                                from Eau Claire, WI

                                About Me Getting Started

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Instructions
                                • Attractive
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                                  These are beautiful flowers and came up very well. They look great all together in a clump. It seems I mostly got the yellow ones, with only 2 purple, so I wish I had a little more variety. But I can't wait to see them again next year!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Beautiful & colorful little gems.

                                  By C.W.

                                  from Black Mountain, NC

                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Instructions
                                  • Attractive
                                  • Hardy
                                  • Healthy

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Garden

                                    Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                                    These species tulips are wonderful. The range of colors is varied and the colors are vibrant. Unlike hybrid tulips, these species tulips naturalize and come back every year. They are perfect for a woodland garden or any garden. Until recently it was nearly impossible to find species tulips. You plant these little gems once and will get years and years of beautiful flowers.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Show-stopping early bloomers

                                    By TheSquirrelfish

                                    from San Francisco, CA

                                    About Me Getting Started

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Instructions
                                    • Attractive
                                    • Fragrant

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors
                                      • Patio

                                      Comments about American Meadows Wildflower Tulip Bulb Mix:

                                      So these haven't all come in yet, but the ones that have are amazing. Great color, sturdy red interior, yellow edged flowers. I'm in zone 10 with temperate winters and experimented with forcing some of them, but these started blooming in January! I have had tulips flowering ever since. Some potted in the windowsill, which have drawn a lot of compliments, and some lining my back patio which just look gorgeous. There are still some out there that haven't bloomed but have some sturdy stems and I can't wait to see what they will look like. One thing to be aware of is the flowers really vary in height - I've been very happy with the ones I've grown in containers because I can move them around to see the flowers. In the garden some of these shorter blooms got lost behind other flowers.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      About Planting Bulbs in Fall

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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:
                                      • Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder

                                        Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder

                                      • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Scarlet Ohara

                                        Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Scarlet Ohara

                                      • 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:
                                      • Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder

                                        Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder

                                      • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Scarlet Ohara

                                        Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Scarlet Ohara

                                      • Releasable Bulb Planter

                                        Releasable Bulb Planter

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