Daydream Darwin Tulip

 
  • Orange and Yellow Darwin Tulip Bulbs Daydream, Tulipa, Darwin Tulip Bulbs Daydream

Watch with amazement as the flowers of this lightly fragrant tulip open yellow and mature to the color of apricot-orange.

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Regular Price: $10.49

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Per Bag of 10 You save: 15%
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
3040
30 to 40"
4050
40 to 50"
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
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Size Bag of 10
SKU 96580

Details

18-20" tall. Mid-spring blooming. Watch with amazement as the flowers of this lightly fragrant tulip open yellow and mature to the color of apricot-orange. Plant in large drifts to accentuate the changing colors. Amazing!
SKU 96580
Common Name Daydream Darwin Tulip
Botanical Name Tulipa Daydream
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange, Yellow
Mature Height 18-20" tall
Bulb Size 12+ cm
Bulb Spacing 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 6-8" deep
Bloom Time Mid spring
Plant Type - Bulb Perennial
Planting Time Fall
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers
Poisonous Yes - Bulbs, blooms, leaves, and stems all contain toxic compounds, which are most concentrated in the bulb.
Ideal Region Suitable Above 7000 ft, Hot Desert, Coastal California, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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.

Shipping

Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2018 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2018.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Gardening Goods: All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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  • Healthy (4)

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5.0

Darwin Tulip 'Daydream'

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Darwin Tulip Daydream:

    I can't give a review on this Darwin 'Daydream" tulip because I just planted them last fall and we still have 6 inches of snow on the ground here in Minnesota. I was drawn to the blended yellow and red coloring.
    But I will say that you can't go wrong with Darwin tulip bulbs - they grow consistently better than any other tulips I have ever planted in the past 30 years of gardening. I've got some Darwins (red) that have been in the ground since the mid-to-late 90's and they get bigger and better every year. Heck, they've lived longer than some of my shrubs. I'm afraid to move them to another location because they seem to love it where they are located - which is right outside my patio door.

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    4.0

    Pics don't do them justice

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    from Mascot, TN

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      flower bed

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      5.0

      Exceptionally Beautiful;

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      from Maryland Zone 7

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      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
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        Comments about High Country Gardens Darwin Tulip Daydream:

        These tulips started to peek out of the garden bed around March 9, 2016 (zone 7 MD). The tulips grew steadily until their buds appeared ready to bloom around March 31. By April 4, I had all of the tulips in bloom. They looked buttery yellow, sunny and happy. What a pleasing sight. Then, they grew more and turned gloriously into gorgeous yellow-orange translucent beauties. It took my breath away the first time that I saw the color change around April 12. They survived a ferocious cold & windy storm.. still sparkling in the sunlight with the now-apricot/yellow petals. Around April 17th they started to drop their petals and they were all gone by April 19. I had to take pictures of them every day just to document for my own sake that I was not imagining these refreshing flowers.

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        5.0

        Fantastic color

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        from austin,tx

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fantastic Coloring
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile
        • You Need Sunglasses

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        • None

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        • Large pot
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        Comments about High Country Gardens Darwin Tulip Daydream:

        The most fantastic colored tulips. All the bulbs bloomed at different times making a long flowering display

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        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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