After testing for a score of years in Holland and America, a series of Darwin Hybrid Tulips has proved to provide up to five years (sometimes more) of splendid bloom, with bud counts actually increasing for the first three years. To assure optimum success with this remarkable strain, we recommend the basics of good Tulip culture: deep planting, a regular spring and fall feeding with a bulb fertilizer, deadheading after bloom, allowing the leaves to yellow before removing, and minimal watering in summer. Though they will never have the permanence of Daffodils, this group far surpasses the performing life of Tulips as we knew it. Our Perennial Tulips are not only for the garden; they can be naturalized, which is hard for gardeners to believe.
This mixture includes more or less equal amounts of each of the six perennial varieties we offer: Pink, Red, Ivory, Yellow, Orange, and Red & Yellow varieties. Bulbs are not labeled. 25 bulbs cover 5sq ft.
These outstanding Tulips are economical, colorful, and durable, and an excellent means of improving the spring show in a border. We ship extra-large bulbs that will bloom magnificently next spring and for many to come, provided they receive the basics of good culture: plant deeply; feed with a balanced fertilizer in fall and then again in early spring; remove the flowers as soon as they go by; and avoid watering them in summer. Your reward will be more than ample.