Double Late Tulip Mix

Plant Double Late Tulip Mix and you'll get big, double-petaled tulips in April. This colorful mix of purple, pink and white Tulip (Tulipa) flowers resemble peonies. Showy and unusual tulips.
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
Mature Plant Size 16-18" tall
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Late spring
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Size Bag of 8
SKU HC008432

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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Make a dramatic statement with our Double Late Tulip Mix of bouquet-ready Tulips late spring. This charming mix of tulips can be the perfect addition to any garden, with a stunning combination of purple, pink and white double-petaled tulips. Perfect for filling in bare areas in your early spring garden.
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SKU
HC008432
Common Name
Double Late Tulip Mix
Botanical Name
Tulipa Double Late Mix
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mixed
Height
18 inches
Mature Height
16-18" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
12 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 6-8" deep
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Spring, Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring
Advantages
Easy to Grow, Good for Cut Flowers
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20"
Item Package Size
Bag of 8
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips on Growing Fall Planted Flower Bulbs

When you receive your spring bulbs (tulips, daffodils, etc.) keep them in a dry, dark, cool place until ready to plant. They need air circulation so they will not collect moisture and rot. Planting times can vary from early October in the North to mid-to-late November in the southern regions. A good rule of thumb is to plant them about 6 weeks before the ground is frozen or after the first hard freeze. For more information and a planting depth illustration, see pages 14-16 of our Planting Guide.

Soil Preparation for Bulbs

Plant tulips in well-drained soil to ensure proper root formation. Incorporate a good quality organic compost as needed. Yum Yum Mix® is recommended as an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium needed for strong plants and healthy roots. Mix a small amount into the bottom of the hole before planting your bulbs.

Many bulbs prefer full sun exposure, including Tulips. Exposure to full sun will bring out the rich colors that tulips offer, but some shade will enable a longer blooming period and still offer a colorful addition to your yard or garden. Other bulbs such as Muscaria, Allium, Galanthus, Hyacinthoides, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well. Pink daffodils will hold their color longer if planted in dappled shade or morning sun/afternoon shade.

After planting, add a top dressing of compost or other organic material and water in thoroughly. If your winter is dry, water every three to four weeks throughout the winter and add more mulch if necessary.

Protect your Bulbs

One planting of Yellow Crown Imperial per 20 feet of garden bed will deter foraging mice, voles and moles. To deter chipmunks and squirrels from snacking on tulip bulbs, place a grid of chicken wire above the bulbs as you plant to protect them. Apply a mole or gopher repellent to the surface of the ground to protect bulbs from these burrowing mammals. As bulbs sprout, use our Deer Off Repellent to prevent deer and rabbits from browsing your spring blooms.

After your Bulbs have Bloomed

Once your bulbs have bloomed, allow the bulb foliage to brown and fade naturally since the leaves are feeding the bulb in the ground. Removal of foliage weakens the bulb and leads to fewer blooms the following year. Planting your bulbs amongst your perennials is one way to conceal the dying bulb foliage. The perennials begin to grow and fill out as the bulb foliage dies back. The perennials will then provide foliage and color in the garden from late spring through the summer and into fall. Regular fertilization with balanced organic or natural fertilizer and a re-application of mulch each fall will ensure more and more beautiful spring bulb blooms for many years!


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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