Tulipa Oxford

Oxford Darwin Tulip

 

Oxford Darwin Tulip (Tulipa Oxford) has long-lasting dark red flowers on strong stems with a black and golden yellow base. It makes a wonderful cut flower and pairs well with Daffodils.

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid spring
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Size Bag of 10
SKU 96551

Details

Oxford Darwin Tulip (Tulipa Oxford) has long-lasting bold red flowers on strong stems with black base edged in elegant yellow. These are classically shaped tulips and make wonderful bouquets. 20-22" tall. Mid to late spring blooming.
SKU 96551
Common Name Oxford Darwin Tulip
Botanical Name Tulipa Oxford
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red, Yellow
Mature Height 20-22" tall
Bulb Size 12/up
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 Chase Mole and 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 insure 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. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2017 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2017.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, 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.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, when possible, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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5.0

I love this tulip

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from Minneapolis MN

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

  • Good, healthy bulbs

Best Uses

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Comments about High Country Gardens Tulipa Oxford:

This tulip is absolutely beautiful in a mass planting. In Minnesota it is a late April bloom and 20-22 inches
tall. I have about fifty of them planted at this time and will be pulling in another 20 this fall.

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5.0

Gorgeous! (but the elk like them)

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from Morrison, CO

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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  • Elk Food

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  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Tulipa Oxford:

These tulips are absolutely gorgeous! They stand tall and strong and the color - wow! They stood up through a couple of snows, but unfortunately, not the elk herd! Last year they were spared, and put on a beautiful show for me. This year, they were "this close" to opening when an elk herd came through and clipped them all close to the ground. Boo! Fingers crossed for next year (and I'll have to build a better barrier to protect them)! I have them planted along the front of my house in afternoon sun.

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4.0

Beautiful color

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from Idaho

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  • Attractive

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about High Country Gardens Tulipa Oxford:

I combined these red tulips with shades of orange, pink and yellow. It creates a warm and cheerful look on my hillside. I will buy more next year. My only concern is that they are much shorter than I expected. This is probably due to the soil.

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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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