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Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs

This perennial tulip mixture has been a customer favorite for years for its large, vibrant blooms in a rainbow of colors. It creates an incredible show in any garden.
Product Size Price Price Per Unit Quantity
Bag of 10

Price: $13.95

Sale: $6.98

$0.70 / Per Bulb
Bag of 50

Price: $47.95

Sale: $23.98

$0.48 / 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 DHTG
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 Mixed
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 Containers, Cut Flowers, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

    Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

  • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

    Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

Description
These are the most treasured, most perennial tulips of all. Plant them once, and you'll have them for years. They are also tall, tough, and have some of the biggest, most luscious flowers of all tulips.

Now, make no mistake: no tulip is as dependably perennial as a daffodil. But the Darwin Hybrids are the ones most bulb growers call "perennial." This means they'll return for several years, especially if you remove the fading flowers each spring. While naturalized daffodils are "forever", many homeowners report their Darwin Hybrid tulips are still faithfully returning after 6 to 10 seasons. For their inexpensive price, we think that's a beautiful bargain. Here's the story:

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:
  • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

    Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

  • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

    Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

    Releasable Bulb Planter

Reviews

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American MeadowsGrand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs
 
3.8

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Vivid colors (21)
  • Low maintenance (20)
  • Large bulb size (17)
  • Reliable growth (13)
  • Long bloom time (12)

Cons

  • Short bloom time (3)
  • Susceptible to pests (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (11)
  • Raised beds (10)
  • Cut flowers (9)
  • Garden (9)
  • Border control (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (18), Casual hobbyist (12), Getting started (5), Master gardener (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful Tulips that Last and Return

I purchased this product for planting in the fall of 2008 so that the tulips would appear in spring of 2009. When the tulips opened they were tall, beautiful and colorful. It's now...Read complete review

I purchased this product for planting in the fall of 2008 so that the tulips would appear in spring of 2009. When the tulips opened they were tall, beautiful and colorful. It's now spring 2010 and the tulips are returning! I was only expecting one season as I have been told so many times that tulips do not come back the following year. When the flowers started popping up again this spring, I was very surprised. This was a great purchase. The flowers make us smile, and the neighbors also have commented on how nice they are. The only thing I noticed this year that is different from last is that the tulips are a little bit smaller. This is most likely because I didn't bother to fertilize the area where they are growing. If you are planning on purchasing the Darwin Tulips, I'd suggest fertilizing to keep them consistently hardy and large. Overall this is a good product and I'd recommend to anyone who wants tulips in the garden.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Almost all did not grow.

two out 100 grew, but neither produced a flower. However, I bought 90 bulbs from [...], which all grew. Customer service asked me if I wanted replacement or refund. I...Read complete review

two out 100 grew, but neither produced a flower. However, I bought 90 bulbs from [...], which all grew. Customer service asked me if I wanted replacement or refund. I took replacements and asked for a bag of the larger 50 Darwin Hybrids, but I received two bags of 50 of the same smaller ones [clearly marked as the same product on the label, by the same company, just in a bag of 50 instead of 100]. I planted them any way, but planted some [...] bulbs behind them. This time, half grew, but only a few had flowers. However, less than 50% of those from [...] purchased the year before, grew back. I'll stick with Hyacinths next time. They grew back and divided as well.

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4.0

VERY PLEASED WITH THIS PRODUCT

By HAL

from NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Pros

  • Large Bulb Size
  • Low Maintenance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Containers
    • Cut Flowers
    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

    FRONTAGE OF PROPERTY,VIVID COLOR, FAST GROWING

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    beautiful tulips!

    By Ron

    from Jenison, MI

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

      I've been very impressed with how large and strong these tulips are, compared to the thinner, weaker flowers I'd found locally. I planted in late fall, and this spring I have a full section filled with tulips.

       
      5.0

      TULIPS

      By LOU749

      from 11965

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

        MAKES THE SPRING!

         
        3.0

        first time tulip planter

        By toots

        from Rockford, Illinois

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Raised Beds

            Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

            You sent out survey and do to weather the tulips are just beginning to come up. very cold here in northern Illinois this year.

             
            5.0

            Perennial beauty never grow old.

            By Flower man.

            from Athens, Alabama.

            About Me Avid Gardener, Experienced gardener, Master Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Border Control
            • Large Areas
            • Naturalizing

            Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

            Great way to naturalize a large area.

            Mixed colors makes area look fuller.

             
            5.0

            GREAT PRODUCT!!!!!!!

            By Oregon Garderner

            from Oregon

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

              Beautiful display of colors!!! All bulbs are blooming!!!!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What a delight!!!

              By Ted

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                  We used the tulips to dress up our entry way to the house and we were not disappointed. The variety of colors is excellent and the flowers are large. Brings a smile to my face every time I go out or come in past our two tulip beds. I have been taking pictures to document their growth so we can put together a collage for our grandkids who have been following the growth of the flowers from the time they poked out of the ground.

                   
                  5.0

                  Like something out of a painting!

                  By rolltideredhead

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Getting Started, Jumping In Whole Hog

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Large Bulb Size
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                  • Susceptible to Pests

                  Best Uses

                  • Containers
                  • Cut Flowers
                  • Large Areas
                  • Raised Beds

                  Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                  I planted these in containers (planted lasagna style) and in my front borders between some young evergreens. The flowers are gigantic (roughly 4" bloom) and vibrant - the neighbors slow down to look at them when they drive by!

                  Also, these are super easy to grow - really high quality. Even more unbelievable, I actually planted a bunch of them in March that I failed to get into the ground in fall. I had stored them, hung in their net bags, in my unheated garage and although I lost a few to mold (to be expected), I planted the rest just to see if they would do anything. Well, I'll be darned if they didn't sprout like gangbusters - any bulb that can take that ill treatment and still perform has my vote.

                  Try these - you won't be disappointed.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great color variety and bloom details

                  By Rev. Reed

                  from Princeton, TX

                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Raised Beds

                    Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                    The multiple colors were great, and the details inside the blooms drew children and adults to look again and again.

                     
                    5.0

                    Grand Mix of Tulip Bulbs

                    By Allan

                    from Grants Pass, Or.

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Border Control
                      • Cut Flowers
                      • Large Areas

                      Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                      We were very happy with the Tulip Blubs! The Tulips lasted such a long time and brought so much color to a bland corner of our yard. Everyone commented on how lovely they were!

                       
                      1.0

                      Not up to American Meadows standards

                      By MN gal

                      from Bloomington MN

                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Short Bloom Time

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                          Only 3 of the 10 bulbs grew. Very short in stature.

                           
                          5.0

                          Gorgeous display of blooms

                          By Ella in Brooklyn

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Long Bloom Time
                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Front Of Border Garden

                            Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                            Planted these in the front of our apartment building's border garden right by the entryway, and they were stunning. Neighbors and passersby always commented on how beautiful they were.

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent Tulips bulbs!

                            By LadybugGreen

                            from Pensacola, FL

                            About Me Casual Hobbyist

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • My Little Flower Garden

                            Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                            I planted these bulbs a little late, so I was not sure if they would come up this year. They did! Not only did they come up, but the blooms were HUGE and the colors are gorgeous. I am very happy with these bulbs.

                             
                            4.0

                            HUGE!

                            By OpSnoFlake007

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Getting Started

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Large Bulb Size
                            • Low Maintenance
                            • Vivid Colors

                            Cons

                            • Short Bloom Time

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                              I couldn't get over how big these flowers were once they bloomed! The colors were gorgeous too, not all typical tulip colors!

                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Did not grow!

                              By Tom the Tank

                              from New York

                              Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                              This item did not grow! I think it might have blown away with the wind.

                               
                              5.0

                              Darwin Tulip Bulbs

                              By Leslie

                              from Lake St. John, LA

                              About Me Casual Hobbyist

                              Pros

                              • Long Bloom Time
                              • Low Maintenance
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Areas

                                Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                I ordered this for my parents for Christmas and they were thrilled. The blooms were specatular.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Even better than the picture!

                                By MamaT

                                from Lincoln, NE

                                About Me Master Gardener

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Fragrant
                                • Large Bulb Size
                                • Vivid Colors

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                    These are definitely perfect tulips. Many colors, sizes, and varieties. I will be ordering more along with the Blue Moon this fall! I would give these beauties more than 5 stars if I could.

                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    tulip fan

                                    By Mom

                                    from Trussville, AL

                                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Vivid Colors

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Cut Flowers
                                      • Raised Beds

                                      Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                      I have ordered these bulbs for three years and each year the quality is poorer. I plant them in different areas and follow the directions precisely, but this year, only about half of the bulbs came up and the plants are very small, with smaller blooms and poor quality plants.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      EVERY ONE CAME UP

                                      By Arlee

                                      from Merrimac, Wi

                                      About Me Master Gardener

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Not a one

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Cut Flowers
                                      • Indoor Pots
                                      • Large Areas
                                      • Raised Beds

                                      Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                      I planted fifty and everyone came up. Not all opened yet so waiting to see the variety. . But was so happy to see this spring time color in front of the house.Great value and great results

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I would buy these bulbs again,

                                      By Tom

                                      from NJ

                                      About Me Avid Gardener

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Beautiful Color
                                      • Large Bulb Size
                                      • Low Maintenance
                                      • Pest Resistant
                                      • Reliable Growth
                                      • Vivid Colors

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Border Control
                                        • Cut Flowers
                                        • Raised Beds

                                        Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                        Wonderful color,allthe bulbs flowered in a 100 foot border.

                                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        2.0

                                        I cannot show as I have no camera.

                                        By Flower lover

                                        from Preston, GA

                                        About Me American Gardeners, Avid Gardener

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Green and very healthy
                                        • Large Bulb Size

                                        Cons

                                        • Colors Not As Expected
                                        • I was very disappointed
                                        • Short Bloom Time
                                        • Was in the wrong zone

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Cut Flowers

                                        Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                        The tulips did not impress me at all, very disappointed in the blooms, they hardly bloomed at all. The foliage grew great but not the blooms.

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Very satisfied. Excellent bulbs.

                                        By Tim

                                        from Forest Falls, CA

                                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Border Control

                                          Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                          For open space and view from house windows.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          It was a grand spectical

                                          By Kirk

                                          from Brooklyn, New York

                                          Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                          This was aswsome!!! Every bulb came up, and I had my doubts.

                                          I wish I had planted more... Waiting for the fall, will get more in the ground...!!!!

                                          Brooklyn New Yokr never looked brighter!!!

                                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          only 29 0f 100 bulbs came up and 2 of th

                                          By beck

                                          from martin,ga

                                          About Me Avid Gardener

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                                I am sorry I can't recommed the product,

                                                I planted some inside on pots and some outside on the ground

                                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                2.0

                                                Fair product

                                                By None nickname that I know of.

                                                from Hobart, In

                                                Pros

                                                • Need to think about it

                                                Cons

                                                • 75 yield

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                                  I guess of all the hundred of $ I spend. This product is the only one that did show up (some. Not all bulbs yield a tulip) But in comparison with all the others types of Wild Flower seed that I bought, I should be happy that some of the tulips did show up above the ground.
                                                  Please when you read this and all the others coments. Call me. I believe that your slogan is where confidence grows... I guess confidence is the only thing that grows, no flowers that i Can account for. Oh, well maybe in someone else yard they are growing. Maybe I just got the death seeds.

                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  pride of the neighborhood

                                                  By novice gardner

                                                  from trussville, al

                                                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Cut Flowers
                                                    • Large Areas
                                                    • Raised Beds

                                                    Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                                    You can plant the bulbs in the fall and just wait for spring to arrive for the beautiful tulips to emerge. My neighbors enjoy them as much as I do!

                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    All I could hope for

                                                    By The flower lady

                                                    from Enumclaw Washington

                                                    About Me Getting Started

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Fragrant
                                                    • Long Bloom Time
                                                    • Low Maintenance
                                                    • Reliable Growth
                                                    • Vivid Colors

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Containers

                                                      Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                                      I am 70 years old and now retired. I needed flowers that were easy to grow. Your tulips were just what I needed. They were a big hit in the retirement park

                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Absolutely gorgeous

                                                      By Momster

                                                      from Far Hills, NJ

                                                      About Me Avid Gardener

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Large Bulb Size
                                                      • Long Bloom Time
                                                      • Vivid Colors

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Large Areas

                                                        Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                                        Our home was the talk of the neighborhood this Spring!! I planted almost 500 of them in clumps of 9-10 bulbs throughout our landscape gardens. They were absolutely gorgeous and everyone commented on them. My granddaughter was thrilled to cut some and bring them to her teacher. Colors were beautiful and really "popped". We were all sad to see them die down but look forward to next Spring to see how well they do then.

                                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        Rabbits loved the blooms :-(

                                                        By Becky B-Z

                                                        from Bernardsvillel, NJ

                                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Large Bulb Size
                                                        • Low Maintenance
                                                        • Rabbits ate most blooms
                                                        • Reliable Growth
                                                        • Vivid Colors

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Susceptible to Pests

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Large Areas

                                                        Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                                        I will shop with you again!

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Beautiful Color

                                                        By old Fashioned Clinton

                                                        from Del Rio, TX

                                                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Large Bulb Size
                                                        • Low Maintenance
                                                        • Vivid Colors

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Needs Extensive Watering
                                                        • Susceptible to Pests

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Large Areas

                                                        Comments about American Meadows Grand Mix of Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs:

                                                        Startlingly bright colors stand out in the late winter. Incredible show.

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                                                        How-To Guides

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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:
                                                        • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

                                                          Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

                                                        • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

                                                          Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

                                                        • Releasable Bulb Planter

                                                          Releasable Bulb Planter

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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:
                                                        • Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

                                                          Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Mixed Pink

                                                        • Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

                                                          Lily Flowered Tulip Bulbs Elegant Lady

                                                        • Releasable Bulb Planter

                                                          Releasable Bulb Planter

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