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Meadows Harvest Darwin Tulip Bulbs Red Oxford

Red Oxford is America's most popular red Darwin Tulip. Make sure to plant extra of this classic beauty for gorgeous spring bouquets!

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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 MH-4TUL50
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 Red
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
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
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Description
This is the winner of the tulip contest in the US. The Netherlands Flower Bulb Centre keeps careful records, and they tell us that Americans buy more red Darwin Hybrids than any other tulips. And no wonder. Theyre the tall, large-flowered 'perennial tulips', and, well, red is red. Can't have too many of this classic.

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. Red Darwin Hybrids are now No. 1 in the US. 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

  • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

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  • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

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How-To Guides
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

  • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

    Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

  • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

    Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

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

  • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

    Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

  • Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

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