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Tulipa 'Foxtrot' (Double Early Tulip)

Tulip 'Foxtrot', Double Early Tulip 'Foxtrot', Double Early Tulips, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers


Sweetly fragrant, award-winning Tulip 'Foxtrot' is a Double Early Tulip to die for! Resembling a peony, its bowl-shaped blossoms are fully packed with petals ranging from deep rose to light pink to shimmering white. A delight in the early - mid spring garden! You may want to create lovely colorful bouquets in your beds, borders or containers and combine 'Foxtrot' with Muscari or other fabulous Double Early Tulips.

  • Growing only 12 inches (30 cm) tall on sturdy stems, it will proudly withstand April's showers!
  • By itself or mixed with other bulbs or perennials, it will bring happy dashes of colors in your beds or borders.
  • 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, 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.

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.

With their double row of petals, the Double Early tulips look almost like peonies. Their bowl-shaped blooms reach 3 in. (8 cm) across and come in a wide range of colors ranging from red to yellow or white. They often exhibit a contrasting color, offering a striking color display in the garden in early-mid spring. Some are even fragrant! Growing only 8-12 inches tall (20-30 cm) on sturdy stems, they withstand spring showers and generally last longer than the Single Early Tulips.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 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 Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 1' (30cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 7" (17cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 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 Tulipa - Tulips
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Height 1' (30cm)
Spread 4" (10cm)
Spacing 4" (10cm)
Depth 7" (17cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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