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Learn How To Plant, Grow and Care for Tulips

Single Tulips, Double Tulips, Peony Tulips, Fosteriana Tulips, Kaufmanniana Tulips, Greigii Tulips, Darwin Hybrid Tulips, Triumph Tulips, Fringed Tulips, Lily-Flowered Tulips, Parrot Tulips, Viridiflora Tulips, Botanical Tulips


Symbols of perfect and deep love, tulips are extraordinarily rewarding every spring with their bright and colorful blossoms warming our soul from the previous winter months.

  • Blooming starts in early spring and lasts for about six weeks, depending on your geographic area and tulip cultivars. Individual tulips usually bloom for 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the weather, and last about 5 days as cut flowers. Tulips flower only once each year and they do not all bloom at the same time. There are early season, midseason and late season tulips. By choosing the right tulip bulbs to plant in the fall, you can enjoy tulip flowers as early as March and as late as May, depending on your climate.
     
  • Tulips are perennial bulbs coming back year after year - but just not everywhere or for everyone. Native to Central Asia and Turkey, tulips perform best in areas with cold winters (they require winter chilling to bloom the following year) and hot dry summers. Additionally, some tulips are better suited for naturalizing or perennializing than others, such as the botanical tulips and their hybrids.
     
  • Tulips gently spread and multiply under good growing conditions, creating drifts of colorful flowers. This is because tulip bulbs produce new little bulbs, and many even produce seeds.
     
  • There are 75 tulip species and over 3,000 tulip cultivars available. They offer a wide range of flower shapes, sizes and colors, and are divided into fifteen groups, mostly based on the flower type, size and blooming period. Double tulips, Triumph tulips, Darwin hybrid tulips, lily-flowered tulips, Parrot Tulips are some of the most popular tulip groups.
  • Tulips make gardening easy. Once planted, there is nothing left to do: these bulbs can stay right where they are and produce flowers year after year. After blooming, remove the faded flowers to prevent seed set (unless desired for naturalizing), but do not remove the foliage until it withers.
     
  • As an added bonus, some tulips are fragrant and all are deer and rodent resistant.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 8
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 8
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
Compare All Tulipa - Tulips Great Plant Combination Ideas with Tulipa - Tulips Guides with Tulipa - Tulips

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