Cummins Tulip

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Cummins Fringed Tulip combines striking form and a lovely lavender hue for eye-catching late-spring drama. Heavily fringed in white lace, the large four-inch flower cups add texture to the spring garden. Showy blooms and long stems are ideal for cut-flower arrangements and bouquets, while sturdy stems stand up to spring winds and rain. (Tulipa ‘Cummins’)
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size18-22" tall
Bulb Spacing9 per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
SizeBag of 10
SKUAM017662

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
18-22” tall x 4-6” wide. Fringed tulips are adored for their elegant goblet shape and exotic-looking detail. The soft purple-blue petals of Cummins Fringed Tulip (Tulipa ‘Cummins’) pair gracefully with pure white tulips that emphasize the delicate fringe. Plant this beauty in sweeps among smooth-petaled bulbs for soft contrast in beds and borders. Cummins Fringed Tulip provides maximum visual impact when planted in groups of ten or more, or mixed with other bulbs in the garden. Also try tucking bulbs into containers and patio pots beneath winter plantings for easy spring color. Flowers are long-lasting in the garden or vase. Tulips require little care when planted in full sun and well-drained soils. ‘Cummins’ tolerates a range of soil types, but do not like wet feet. Plant on mounds or berms in heavy soils. Dry summer soils are key to perennializing Tulip bulbs.
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SKUAM017662
Common Name
Cummins Fringed Tulip
Botanical Name
Tulipa Cummins
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Purple
Flower Size
Up to 4" flowers
Foliage
Lance to oval-shaped green leaves.
Mature Height
18-22" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
12 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 6" deep
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
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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