When you think of Dutch flowers, what comes to mind? For many people, it's the tulip! Tulips are a genus of spring-blooming perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes. Tulip flowers are usually large, showy and in bright colors like red, pink, yellow, or white. They often have a different colored blotch at the base of the tepals, internally.
Breck's carries both traditional and unique Dutch tulip bulbs bred to flourish in an American garden. We carry every variety you need to plant spring color in your garden!
Do tulips bloom more than once?
Tulips can bloom again from the bulbs in the ground the following year, but many varieties tend to deteriorate in time. To ensure you have a lively display every year, many people plant new bulbs each year.
How do I plant tulip bulbs?
Tulip bulbs are planted in the autumn before the ground freezes. By planting varieties with different bloom times, you can have tulips blooming from early to late spring. Tulips prefer a site with full or afternoon sun. In Zones 7 and 8, choose a shady site or one with morning sun only, as tulips don't like a lot of heat. Ensure that your soil is well-draining, neutral to slightly acidic, fertile, and dry or sandy. All tulips dislike areas with excessive moisture. You'll want to space bulbs 4 to 6 inches apart, so choose a large enough planting site.
Whether you plant them as garden borders or in row after row of beautiful hues, our Dutch-propagated bulbs produce flowers that draw smiles from all who encounter them. Their dramatic green foliage supports strong, colourful tulip flowers and these perennials return to welcome spring year after year.
Tulips offer vivacious colour early in the growing season, and with their dramatic hues and so many shapes, these strong plants often serve as the center of attention. Plant your tulips in rows of a single colour for a carefully curated garden or allow them to surprise you when they bloom in the springtime. Different varieties offer all sorts of options for your garden, so you may choose the sizes, types and shades that work best for your space.