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1. Choose a spot on your property that receives at least 6 hours of sun per day.
2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth.
3. Mix the Wildflower seeds with sand for better visibility.
4. After spreading the seed, we recommend compressing the seed into the soil.
5. After planting, give the area a good water.
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Great plants to solve gardening challenges.
Professionally-designed flower bulb collections that will combine beautifully.
Spring-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Gladiolus & Dahlias) will bloom in summer.
Fall-Planted Flower Bulbs (like Tulips & Daffodils) will bloom in spring.
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Lilac Wonder Tulip is an unusual and distinctive wildflower tulip with gorgeous mauve-pink petals surrounding a soft yellow center. A long lived, vigorous grower.
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!
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 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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Very pretty and sweet
By Crickets Meyeres
from Kanab, UT SW high desert, low water
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Comments about High Country Gardens Tulipa bakeri Bulbs Lilac Wonder:
Really sweet and pretty! They came out to be quite pink and yellow, not really any purple color to my eye. Most got massacred by the ground squirrels, who live in the rocks right by where I planted them. I didn't do anything to deter the ground squirrels, so I definitely don't consider it a fault of the flowers that they were attractive to the little critters. They didn't really eat them, mostly just put them in pieces and made mischief. The tulip species will survive in the yard and that is what is important, not whether some got wrecked. I planted heavily in this exposed, dry, somewhat barren part of the yard, because I knew that not everything was going to make it. Last fall, I layered spring blooming bulbs with drought tolerant perennials such as ice plant, yarrows, mallows, sand cherry and lavender. Then I added a generous sprinkling of native southwest wildflower seed mix. Oh, and some Dog Tuff grass plugs for good measure. ;)Anyway, between all this and some native "volunteer" plants, this little corner of the yard is starting to look a little greener and more alive!Each bloom lasts a long time. They close in shade and open in light. Thank you, lilac wonder, for bringing an important component of early color!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Boston, MA
These tulips are so unique and pretty. It's rained a few times since they bloomed and I was worried the petals would fall off, but so far they're staying strong. I think the product picture makes them look smaller than they are...I was picturing the blooms to be the size of big crocuses. They are more dainty than typical tulips but still a good size.
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from Point Roberts WA
This small, delicate species tulip is perfect for a rock garden. As a bonus, the voles have left it alone (so far).
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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