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Tulipa ‘Blue Spectacle’ (Double Late Tulip)

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Tulip ‘Blue Spectacle’ is a lovely peony-flowered tulip featuring double rows of vibrant violet-blue petals. Irresistible! Blooming in late spring, this acclaimed member of the Double Late Tulips introduces charm and romance in the garden with its multi-petalled flowers!

  • Growing up to 20 inches tall (50 cm), this tulip creates dazzling harmonies with other flowering bulbs.
  • Since the flowers can be damaged in extreme weather conditions (rain and wind), it is advisable to plant them in a sheltered location.
  • Performs best in full sun 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, and 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.
  • All parts may cause severe discomfort following ingestion and may cause an allergic skin reaction. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

A symbol of spring, tulips are the most popular spring bulbs and most gardeners reserve them a spot in the garden or 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.

Because of their shape, Double Late Tulips are also known as peony-flowered tulips. The flowers, which are always large and double, can easily reach a span of 4 in. across (10 cm). Since the flowers can be damaged in extreme weather conditions (rain and wind), it is advisable to plant them in a sheltered location. Growing up to 12-16 in. tall (30-40 cm) in late spring, Double Late tulips perform exceptionally well in regions having cold winters and late springs. Certain cultivars are suitable for forcing indoors.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Liliaceae
Genus Tulipa
Common names Tulip
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 7" (18cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Tulipa ‘Mount Tacoma’ (Double Late Tulip)
Tulipa ‘White Triumphator’ (Lily-Flowered Tulip)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Liliaceae
Genus Tulipa
Common names Tulip
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 7" (18cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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