Highly popular and reliable, Tulip 'Apeldoorn' is prized by gardeners for its egg-shaped, cherry-red flowers with a yellow-edged black eye and prominent black anthers inside. Long-lasting, these lovely blooms will enliven your garden in mid spring. Enjoying a sturdy, long stem that will withstand wind and rain, this acclaimed member of the Darwin Hybrid Group is also a great naturalizer and will come back year after year to your delight.

  • Growing up to 18-20 inches tall (45-50 cm), this tulip creates dazzling harmonies with other mid-late season flowering bulbs.
  • Performs best in full sun in richfertilemedium moisturewell-drained soils. Prefers areas with cool winters and warm, dry summers.
  • Easy to grow, this tulip is a welcomed addition to bedsborders, containers. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs) or mixed with any other flowering bulbs. Excellent as cut flowers!
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Eating may cause severe discomfort and may cause a skin allergy.
  • Performs best in full sun to partial shade, in rich, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Prefers areas with cool winters and warm dry summers.
  • Easy to grow, this tulip is a welcomed addition to beds, borders, containers. For best visual impact, plant in groups (at least 10 to 15 bulbs) or mixed with any other flowering bulbs. Excellent as cut flowers!

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A symbol of spring, tulips are the most popular spring bulbs and most gardeners reserve them a spot in the garden or in containers. Grown for their attractive, vibrantly colored flowers, there are currently over 3,000 registered varieties, which are divided into fifteen groups, mostly based on the flower type, size and blooming period of the tulip.

The Darwin Hybrid Tulips were developed in the Netherlands: Mr. D.W. Lefeber, the prominent Dutch breeder, was the one who watched over the early beginnings of this type. He crossed the famous Tulipa fosteriana 'Madame Lefeber' (also known as 'Red Emperor') with various cultivars from the group of tulips then known as the Darwin tulips. The result of this cross-breeding was a series of tulips that excelled due to their flower size and sturdy, long stems. Due to these qualities, these tulips have really made a name for themselves as cut flowers, and are cultivated extensively for this purpose. Their egg-shaped, single blooms, up to 3 in. wide (8 cm), are available in a wide range of colors including orange, red, yellow and pink varieties as well as varieties with differently colored speckles and stripes on their petals. Among the best for naturalizing, these tulips provide blooms up to 5 years and rise up to 20-28 in. tall (50-70 cm) in mid-late spring.