Aztec Cocoa Tulip Bulb Collection

Like velvety chocolate, our Aztec Cocoa Tulip Collection explores the rich, deep hues of red, burgundy, and nearly black Tulips. A powerful and sophisticated collection to add depth and drama in the garden, blooming from early-to-late spring. Collection of 90 bulbs.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Plants For Small Spaces
Great For Mass Plantings
Good For Forcing
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant SizeVaries:
Queen of the Night: 22-24" tall
Red Emperor: 14-16" tall
Slawa: 14-18" tall
Bulb Spacing9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeEarly to late spring
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-4.
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SizeCollection of 90
SKUHC017692

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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Our Aztec Cocoa Tulip Collection includes three of our favorite richly colored tulips for your enjoyment. No pastels here! Beginning in early spring, Red Emperor Tulips light up the garden with large, warm red, star-shaped flowers, like flames accenting the garden bed. Red Emperor will naturalize easily to create colorful drifts. In late spring, Tulip Queen of the Night Tulip and Slawa Triumph Tulip put on a show of unusual color and form. Queen of the Night is known as one of the darkest tulips, with velvety deep burgundy petals that can appear almost black. 'Slawa' is a showstopper with chocolatey petals that open with faded gold edges that change color almost daily. The Aztec Cocoa collection is sure to garner compliments! These tulips will create a garden focal point to complement the cool colors of the late spring garden.

 

The Aztec Cocoa Tulip Collection includes:

Queen of the Night Single Late Tulip             30 bulbs

Red Emperor Tulip                                         30 bulbs

Slawa Triumph Tulip                                      30 bulbs



Bulbs are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature bulbs with similar attributes suitable to the collection design

More Information
SKUHC017692
Common Name
Aztec Cocoa Tulip Bulb Collection
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Red, Purple, Almost Black, Mixed
Mature Height
Varies:
Queen of the Night: 22-24" tall
Red Emperor: 14-16" tall
Slawa: 14-18" tall
Bulb Spacing
9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
Each 12 cm
Planting Depth
Varies:
Queen of the Night: 5" deep
Red Emperor: 6-8" deep
Slawa: 6-8" deep
Bloom Time
Early to late spring
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Plants For Small Spaces, Great For Mass Plantings, Good For Forcing
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Item Package Size
Collection of 90
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, Hawaii
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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Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 12th, 2020

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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