Sunshine Tulip Flower Bulb Collection

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Bright, happy colors in hot shades of red, yellow, orange and salmon pink are the hallmark of our Sunshine Tulip Collection. This mix of double and single varieties is designed to provide exciting color from early spring through late spring. Includes: ‘Red Emperor,’ ‘Sweetheart Emperor,’ ‘Jimmy Triumph,’ ‘Sunlover,’ and the multi-headed favorite, ‘Antoinette.’ Plant Tulips in full sun to part shade, with at least six hours of full sun. Terrific as cut flowers. Collection of 48 bulbs. (Tulipa)
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeEarly to late spring
SizeCollection of 48
SKUAM017673

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

The warm days of spring are reflected in our gorgeous Sunshine Tulip Collection – a professionally selected group of early- to late-blooming Tulips that will win your heart with bright colors and fabulous forms. Begin the season with the early spring favorite, ‘Red Emperor,’ followed quickly by lemony yellow ‘Sweetheart Emperor’ Tulips and Jimmy Triumph Tulips. The grand finale is a late-spring blooming combination of Sunlover Double Tulips and the fascinating color chameleon, ‘Antoinette’ - a tulip prized not only for its range of hues, but with the ability to carry 4-5 heads per stem! In late fall, plant your Tulip bulbs in full sun to partial shade locations, with at least six hours of sun. Bury them 5-6” deep, 1-2” apart in a well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. Our Sunshine Tulip Collection includes 48 bulbs total.

1. Red Emperor Tulipa - 10 Bulbs (early spring)
2. 'Sweetheart' Tulipa - 10 Bulbs (early/mid spring)
3. 'Jimmy' Tulipa - 10 Bulbs (mid spring)
4. 'Sunlover' Tulipa - 10 Bulbs (late spring)
5. 'Antoinette' Tulipa - 8 Bulbs (late spring)

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SKUAM017673
Common Name
Sunshine Tulip Flower Bulb Collection
Botanical Name
Tulipa
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Mixed
Foliage
Lance to oval-shaped green leaves.
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
12 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time
Early to late spring
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
Collection of 48
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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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. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from 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) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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