Wildflower Tulip Collection
- 50 per package
Price$29.99 Old Price
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Availability: In Stock
We ship this item in Fall.
LightSun to Part Shade
Size6+ cm bulbs
Zone3 to 8
Bloom TimeEarly to Late Spring
Soil RequirementWell drained
We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.
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DescriptionThe Tulips that Started It All!
There's no doubt that Holland is the motherland of the modern tulip, but did you know the earliest-known tulips were first discovered growing wild in Central Asia and present-day Turkey?
Imported to Holland in the 16th century, those original species looked quite different from the carefully bred Dutch hybrids that are popular today. Smaller overall, with multiple blooms per stem, they also open wider, revealing prominent flower centres in a contrasting colour to the rest of the bloom.
Commonly called species tulips, non-hybrid varieties can still be found growing wild in regions of Asia and the Middle East. Traveling tulip lovers are often shocked to see these delicate-looking flowers thriving in mountainous and desert environments.
Low Growers with a Higher Purpose
In recent years, gardeners worldwide have united in concern over the decline in the bee population. Scientists have offered many theories to explain the cause of this phenomenon, including parasites, pesticides and loss of habitat. But one thing the experts agree on is the importance of these beneficial pollinators in our daily lives.
One way that home gardeners can help bees succeed is to plant more flowers that these pollinators prefer. Species tulips, like the ones in our Wildflower Tulip Collection, open wider than modern hybrids, giving bees easy access to the tasty treasures inside. Flower nectar gives adult bees energy, and the precious pollen is brought back to the hive to share with the rest of the colony. In the case of honey bees, the nectar is also used to create honey, which is then stored for winter nourishment.
Nature's original tulips—long-lived & loved by pollinators
When most people think of tulips, they likely picture large, egg-shaped blooms atop knee-high stems. But those tulips are the result of centuries of hybridization. True tulip lovers also make room in their gardens for unconventional species tulips, which naturalize beautifully and open wide for bees and butterflies.
Our Best "Species Tulips"—50 Bulbs in All
Perennial by Nature—Even in the South
All five varieties in our Wildflower Tulip Collection have incredible naturalizing qualities. Not surprising, since their ancestors reproduced in the wild for centuries. And unlike Dutch hybrid tulips, Wildflower Tulips don't require a chilling period to bloom the following spring. That means they're a low-maintenance option for warmer regions as well.
The toughest and most forgiving tulips you'll ever grow, these natural beauties not only give back to the bees, they'll give you a gift as well when they return each spring in greater numbers. Place them in front of taller hybridized varieties, or sprinkle them throughout your beds or even in rock gardens for an early pop of colour. Zones: 3–8 Light: Sun to Part Shade
This collection includes 15 Golden Charm Tulips, 5 Wild Blue Heart™ Tulips, 10 Lilac Wonder Tulips, 10 Orphanidea Flava Tulips and 10 Odalisque Tulips of the following varieties:
- Botanical NameTulipa
- Hardiness Zone3 to 8
- Flowering TimeEarly to late spring
- Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
- Flower Colorvarious colors in 1 collection
- Flower FormDepending on the items in the collection, various forms.
- Foliage TypeGray-green, linear or broadly ovate.
- Growth RateMedium
- Spread2 - 3 inches
- Planting Instructions4-6" deep and 3" apart
- Soil RequirementsWell drained
- Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
- PruningNo pruning
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At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.
The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule below.
Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.
To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.
Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.
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We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.
Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.
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