The Joy of Tulips

by Amanda

Tulips are the most popular Spring-Blooming Bulb and we're not surprised! Simply drop the bulbs into the ground in the fall and come spring, you will be met by a dazzling show of flowers blooming in all shapes, colors, and sizes. If you have any room in your garden beds, I definitely recommend tucking Tulipsin. They don't take up much room and create a show-stopping burst of early spring color.

As one of our amazing customers states, "I love Tulips and Daffodils because they mark the end of winter and the beginning of celebrating the outdoors." This is also one of the reasons I love Tulips. I anticipate the blooms every winter and can feel myself breathing a sigh of relief once I see the bright green stems shooting out of the thawing ground. If not for any other reason, plant Tulips to give yourself something beautiful to look forward to in the early spring.

If you love Tulips but don't want to plant each year, try the Perennial Darwin Tulips. These beauties come in all colors and are lovely put together for cheerful spring bouquets. If you want to add a unique splash of color to your spring garden, try Lily Flowered TulipsParrot Tulips, or Double Tulips. You will be surprised at how different the blooms of all these Tulips look! If you want long-lasting color throughout the spring season, plant early blooming varieties with late blooming varieties.

Fun Fact About Tulips: From 1634 to 1637 there was a period known as "Tulip Mania." There was such enthusiasm for the spring-flowering bulb that it started an economic frenzy. The value of Tulips shot up and became the most expensive flower in the world, even being treated as a form of currency.

What are your favorite Tulips? Please share in the comments below or on our Facebook Page.

Happy Gardening!

  1. Perennial Darwin Tulip Bulbs Grand Mix, Tulipa, Darwin Hybrid Tulip

    Grand Darwin Tulip Mix is bursting with color. Beautiful combinations of red, orange, pink and yellow make this a must have for a sunny garden. Planted in large quantities creates ...

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    Grand Darwin Tulip Mix Darwin Hybrid Tulip Mix Tulipa Grand Mix
    As low as $9.32 Sale $6.99
    Per Bag of 10
    Grand Darwin Tulip Mix is bursting with color. Beautiful combinations of red, orange, pink and yellow make this a must have for a sunny garden. Planted in large quantities creates a stunning vision, or place in containers on your patio for an added infusion of color. With all the different variations in this mix it makes excellent cut flowers for bouquets. Easy to Grow. (Tulipa)
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  2. Pink Wild Tulip Bulbs Lilac Wonder, Tulipa bakeri, Wild Tulip

    Luscious, light pink flowers with a stunning butter yellow center make these the little treasures of your spring garden. Allow Lilac Wonder to naturalize and you'll have a front row ...

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    Lilac Wonder Wild Tulip Lilac Wonder Wild Tulip Tulipa bakeri Lilac Wonder
    As low as $7.99 Sale $5.99
    Per Bag of 15
    Luscious, light pink flowers with a stunning butter yellow center make these the little treasures of your spring garden. Allow Lilac Wonder to naturalize and you'll have a front row seat to a cheerful spring show every year. Dependably perennial and deer resistant. (Tulipa bakeri)
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  3. Warm Glow Tulip Bulb Collection

    Featuring 30 high-quality bulbs, the Warm Glow Tulip Collection brings radiant red, golden orange and blushing yellow blooms to the mid spring garden. Including 10 each of 'Parade' D...

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    Warm Glow Tulip Bulb Collection Tulip Tulipa
    $29.99 Sale $22.49
    Per Collection of 30
    Featuring 30 high-quality bulbs, the Warm Glow Tulip Collection brings radiant red, golden orange and blushing yellow blooms to the mid spring garden. Including 10 each of 'Parade' Darwin Tulips, 'Jimmy' Triumph Tulips, and 'Akebono' Darwin Tulips, this colorful group features easy growers that tolerate both full-sun and part-shade areas. (Tulipa)
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  4. Apricot Parrot Tulip, Tulipa Apricot Impression

    Strong textural elements combine with masterful color blends in 'Apricot' Parrot Tulip, creating a silky, scalloped blossom with striations of soft salmon, light rose, creamy white, ...

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    Apricot Parrot Tulip Apricot Parrot Tulip Tulipa Apricot Parrot
    $11.99 Sale $8.99
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    Strong textural elements combine with masterful color blends in 'Apricot' Parrot Tulip, creating a silky, scalloped blossom with striations of soft salmon, light rose, creamy white, and green. This RHS Award of Merit winner also features a delicate fragrance that perfumes the late spring garden. At 20 inches tall, it’s a perfect container accent or cut flower. (Tulipa)
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