Akebono Double Darwin Tulip

Akebono Double Darwin Tulip (Tulipa Double Darwin hybrid ‘Akebono’) lights up the mid-spring garden with pillowy blossoms of golden-yellow petals edged in red. Patches of red and green shift through the petals as well, giving ‘Akebono’ an almost ethereal presence. Standing on sturdy 20-22" stems, the long lasting 3 1/2" wide flowers make them the perfect choice for a cheerful spring, indoors and out. Pollinators will thank you for ‘Akebono’!
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Plants For Small Spaces
Good For Forcing
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size20-22" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq ft
Bloom TimeLate spring
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SKUHC017385

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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.

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Akebono Double Darwin Tulip (Tulipa Double Darwin hybrid ‘Akebono’) could pass for a peony with its golden layered blossoms penciled with red. Petals may be splashed with reds and greens as well. Sweetly fragrant, ‘Akebono’ comes to us from Japan where its name means dawn or daybreak. A sport of Darwin hybrid tulip ‘Jewel of the Spring’, ‘Akebono’ has the hardy nature of Darwin tulips. Plant them where they will get at least 6 hours of sun in enriched, well-drained soil. At 20-22" tall, with large colorful blossoms and bright green foliage, plant them in groups where their graceful shape and shading create a shimmering delight of color and form. For cut flowers, harvest when the bud is full and mostly colored for long lasting blooms. Tulips continue growing for a while in a vase, so trim them a bit shorter than you ultimately want or re-trim them as needed. 20-22" tall x 6-10" wide.
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SKUHC017385
Common Name
Akebono Double Darwin Tulip
Botanical Name
Tulipa Double Darwin Akebono
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
20-22" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq ft
Flower Bulb Size
12+ cm
Planting Depth
Plant 5" deep
Bloom Time
Late spring
Advantages
Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Plants For Small Spaces, Good For Forcing
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Item Package Size
Bag of 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Fall
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Toxic to Cats and Dogs
Item Unit Of Measure
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 13-15 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 Grape Hyacinth (Muscari), Allium, Snowdrops (Galanthus), Hyacinth, Scilla and many Daffodils will tolerate partial shade and bloom well, so long as they receive at least six hours of sunlight each day. 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.
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