Dordogne Single Late Tulip

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'Dordogne' Single Late Tulip kisses the late spring garden with silky coral petals edged in soft apricot. The colors shift with the light and no two blooms are quite alike. The large goblet-shaped flowers stand atop elegant, long stems yearning to be gathered into bouquets. Excellent for massing in garden beds or layering with shorter spring-blooming bulbs. (Tulipa hybrid)
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size24-26" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate spring
SizeBag of 10
SKUAM018419

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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Plant Information

(24-26" tall) Describing 'Dordogne' Single Late Tulip is like recounting a sunset. In a word, the blooms are stunning - plant in masses for dramatic impact. 'Dordogne' combines well with other late-season tulips in shades of burgundy and dark purple. Don't let those long, graceful stems fool you. 'Dordogne' stands up well to wind and rain. They also have a long vase-life. The best color emerges when bulbs are planted in full sun, though plants tolerate some shade. Hardy in zones 3 through 8, this variety performs well in the south and western states where many other tulips struggle. Tulips are easy to grow, their primary demand being well-draining soil. Chilled bulbs can also be forced for springtime decor or to grow tulips in climates outside hardiness zones 3 to 8.


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SKUAM018419
Common Name
Dordogne Single Late Tulip
Botanical Name
Tulipa Dordogne
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Peach
Foliage
Lance to oval-shaped green leaves.
Mature Height
24-26" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
12 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time
Late spring
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Awards
Award of Garden Merit
Item Package Size
Bag of 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
Item Unit
Bulb
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
Planting & Care
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.

Tulip Bulbs Comparison

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.

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