Tulip 'Orca,' Ready-to-Bloom Basket
Tulip 'Orca,' Ready-to-Bloom Basket

Tulip 'Orca,' Ready-to-Bloom Basket

SKU: S80700
Quick Facts
Common Name: Ready-to-Bloom Basket
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Apr-May
Mature Height: 10" Read our Growing Guide
Ships as: NURSERY POT AND BASKET Fragrance: Yes
Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid March 2024, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details
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Did you forget to order Daffodil and Tulip bulbs last fall? You can still enjoy these colorful and cheerful spring blossoms at your house. This season, we’re delighted to offer prepotted baskets, full of spring-flowering favorites. Tulip 'Orca' is very popular in the Dutch cut-flower market and rightly so, as its long-lasting, very fragrant blooms also change color. They begin a very pale honey orange and then become almost tangerine. Our bulb baskets are 12" wide x 6" tall and designed for outdoor display. They arrive ready to begin growing.

Each basket features a single variety of Daffodil or Tulip. Simply set the basket in a sunny spot outdoors upon arrival, no need to worry about a frost. Water it occasionally, and, over the course of 4-6 weeks, watch as green shoots and then blossoms appear. Choose a single basket for your porch, patio, or front stoop, or order several different types so you can mix and match colors and flower forms to create a vibrant display.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (1 Review) Write a Review

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Spring in a basket!

I cannot really plant tulips in my deer-heavy area. This basket was a great alternative for my deck. These tulips are amazing!! It gets cold here in CT at night so I did bring the basket in overnight on particularly cold nights. Lots of beautiful blooms which lasted a long time. Pleasantly surprised at the beautiful fragrance of these blooms! Made a lovely bouquet when they started to fade.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Set the basket of Tulip bulbs in a sunny location outside. They will endure spring’s freezing and thawing temperatures, and precipitation, with minimal care. There is no need to fertilize. Water when the potting mix is dry to the touch. We recommend removing the pots from the basket before watering. Please note that the growth of the bulbs will be slower in colder temperatures and faster in warmer temperatures. Bulbs usually begin blooming 4-6 weeks after arrival.

What you do with your bulbs after they bloom depends on your climate and your inclinations. The bulbs can be planted outdoors if they are hardy in your area, but we have found that most Tulips do not rebloom reliably after being forced. If you choose to plant your Tulips in the ground, plant at a depth equivalent to about three times the bulb's height. Expect 2 or more years to pass before the bulbs will bloom again. We treat our forced Tulips as a one time show and generally compost after blooming. However, we know of customers who enjoy the process and don't mind the uncertainty of Tulips reblooming in future seasons.