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Perennial Species Tulip Collection

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Species tulips are among the oldest tulip bulb varieties and cultivars available for fall planting. Species tulips fall into the categories of Kaufmanniana, Fosteriana, Greigii and other miscellaneous tulip species. All species tulips are known to be reliable perennial. When given the proper conditions, full sun, cool temperatures, dry soil in summer and allowing the leaves to yellow after blooming--these bulbs will return for several season. Most of the tulip varieties in this collection will bloom very early in the season.

While all the varieties in this collection fall into the species tulips classification, they all are a little different from each other. The Kaufmanniana Tulips (also known as Water Lily Tulips) are among the earliest to flower, stand up well to poor weather, and have striped foliage. Fosteriana Tulips produce some of the largest blooms, when fully open the flowers can reach up to 12" across. Greigii tulips have striped and or/ mottled foliage, their blooms are also large often 6" or larger in diameter. Botanical Tulips are low to the ground, typically not much taller than 6", have smaller 2-3" diameter blooms, are perfect for naturalizing and deer resistant.

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  • Tulips perform best in full sun to partial shade
  • Plant tulips when temperatures have cooled in your area in fall. Once your daytime temperatures are in the 60’s or lower consistently, this is a good time to plant your tulips.
  • Tulips require 12-16 weeks of consistent temperatures below 50 degrees in winter in order to produce a flower bud; tulips are best suited to cold climates.
  • Adequate drainage is essential to the health of your tulips. Amend your soil with top soil and organic matter such as compost, manure, leaf mold or peat moss prior to planting. After you have amended your soil, it should be light and easy to work with.
  • Fertilize at planting with Hi Yield Bulb Food or for organic gardening use Bulb-Tone. Apply fertilizer at least 3” below the bottom of the bulbs so that the roots will get the most benefit from the fertilizer.
  • Tulips should be planted at least 6-8” deep with the pointed side of the tulip facing towards the sky. Dig the planting hole 12” deep so you can add fertilizer to the bottom of the hole. After adding fertilizer back fill with 3-4” of soil, plant your bulbs, then back fill with remaining soil.
  • Space tulips 4-6” apart when planting individual bulbs. For mass planting and brilliant bursts of color in the garden, plant the bulbs 2-3” apart in bouquet planting groups, trenches and garden beds.
  • Immediately after planting, water the tulip planting area. This helps to eliminate air pockets in the soil. After the initial planting, it is not necessary to provide any supplemental water to the area. In spring once the tulips have emerged you may water as necessary, although spring rains often make providing additional water unnecessary.
  • Apply a layer a 2” layer of mulch in late fall.