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Swimming Doubles Collection

Swimming Doubles Collection

What a wonderful collection, Double Early Tulips combined with a blue surface of Grape Hyacinths! 

It almost looks like the large flowering Double Tulips are taking a swim in a blue sea of Grape Hyacinths (Muscari Armeniacum).

This collection has great naturalizing potential.

For a strong effect we supply a larger proportion of Grape Hyacinths: Each collection contains twice as many Grape Hyacinth bulbs as Double Early Tulip bulbs.

We ship top-size bulbs for optimal performance.

Swimming Doubles Collection

What a wonderful collection, Double Early Tulips combined with a blue surface of Grape Hyacinths! 

It almost looks like the large flowering Double Tulips are taking a swim in a blue sea of Grape Hyacinths (Muscari Armeniacum).

This collection has great naturalizing potential.

For a strong effect we supply a larger proportion of Grape Hyacinths: Each collection contains twice as many Grape Hyacinth bulbs as Double Early Tulip bulbs.

We ship top-size bulbs for optimal performance.

Quick Facts:

For the best effect, we supply a larger portion of Grape Hyacinths:
Tulips swimming in grape hyacinths!

Shipping Info:

Sold out for 2016

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Additional Information

Flower Color Mixed
Common Name Tulip
Botanical Name Swimming Doubles Collection
Light Requirements Partial shade / Full sun
Bloom Time Early to Mid Spring
Estimated Mature Height 10-12" tall
Optimal planting spread 2-4" wide
Planting Season Autumn
Planting Depth 4-6 Inches deep
Soil Moisture Average
Description

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Double Late Tulips are among the last of the tulips to bloom, usually in April/May. Large and long lasting Peony-like flowers on short sturdy stems. Very effective in mass displays. They prefer a location where they are protected from wind. Stunning as cut flowers and as a delightful display in the garden. Double Late Tulips have an height of 16-20 Inches. Bulb Size: 12/+ cm

How-To-Guides

How to Grow Tulip & Muscari Bulbs:


How to Grow Tulip Bulbs:


1. In the Fall, choose a spot that is mostly sunny or has only light shade. Also make sure that the location has fairly good drainage and does not tend to get waterlogged.


2. Planting tulip bulbs is fairly simple. Bulbs look much like a small onion, sometimes with a spike or point on one side and sometimes with wiry roots growing out of one. Plant with the spike pointing up.


3. Follow the rule of thumb when planting bulbs and give the bulbs at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Dig a 6-7 inch hole, drop the bulb into it and cover with soil.


4. Regarding the spacing between bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 5-6 inches between each bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can cluster them a little closer together.


5. After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.


6. Tulip bulbs will flower in the spring. After the flowers die back in late spring or early summer, let the plant enjoy a drier, warmer rest period. After leaves die back, stop watering so that the bulb can rest.


7. In cooler zones, you can leave the tulip bulbs in the ground over winter so that they can receive their required period of winter cooling in order to flower the following Spring.


How to Grow Muscari Bulbs:

1. In the Fall, choose a spot that is mostly sunny and has reasonably well-draining soil.

2. Planting muscari bulbs is fairly simple. Bulbs look much like a small onion, with wiry roots growing out of one site and a spike on the other. Plant with the roots pointing down and the spike pointing up.

4. Follow the rule of thumb when planting bulbs and give the bulbs at least 2 times their height of soil above them. Dig a 2-3 inch hole, drop the bulb into it and cover with soil. 

5. Regarding the spacing between bulbs, if planting in beds, leave approx 3 inches between each cluster of bulb. If you are planting in containers, you can space them a little closer together. 

5. After planting, water well so that the soil above the bulbs settles.

6. Muscari bulbs will flower in the Spring. After the flowers die down, the plant can enjoy a warmer rest period. You don't have to water too much during this rest period. Leaves will also die back and at this point, you can choose to tidy up the plant and remove the old leaves or just let nature take its own course. 

Shipping Info

WHEN WILL THIS ITEM SHIP?

Fall Planted bulbs are shipped from September through December.

Orders placed before Sept 15:
Expect your order to arrive mid September at your location.
Orders placed Sept 15 to Dec 15:
Orders are shipped the same week that they are placed.
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