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Tulip Big Smile

Tulip Big Smile

Among the tallest of the yellow tulip varieties, ‘Big Smile’ with its large, sunshine-yellow blooms is a reliable late-flowering tulip with very attractive, large flowers. Use it for a pleasing mass planting or as a cheerful cut flower to celebrate the end of winter. Buy Tulip Flower Bulbs "Big Smile" at pricing that will put a smile upon your face :) for delivery in Fall.

We only ship TOP Sized 12cm+ tulip bulbs! 

Do you need larger quantities of Big Smile bulbs? Check out our Tulip Big Smile Landscaper Special with even more economical pricing on wholesale quantities.

Tulip Big Smile

Among the tallest of the yellow tulip varieties, ‘Big Smile’ with its large, sunshine-yellow blooms is a reliable late-flowering tulip with very attractive, large flowers. Use it for a pleasing mass planting or as a cheerful cut flower to celebrate the end of winter. Buy Tulip Flower Bulbs "Big Smile" at pricing that will put a smile upon your face :) for delivery in Fall.

We only ship TOP Sized 12cm+ tulip bulbs! 

Do you need larger quantities of Big Smile bulbs? Check out our Tulip Big Smile Landscaper Special with even more economical pricing on wholesale quantities.

Shipping Info:

Sold out for 2016

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Additional Information

Flower Color Yellow
Common Name Tulip
Botanical Name Tulipa Single Late Big Smile
Light Requirements Partial shade / Full sun
Bloom Time Mid to Late Spring
Estimated Mature Height 18-26" tall
Optimal planting spread 3-6" wide
Planting Season Autumn
Planting Depth 6-8 Inches deep
Soil Moisture Average
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There is nothing complicated about this tulip 'Big Smile', just a big, jolly, yellow flower on a tall stem in late Spring. It does a good job of being simply big and yellow, and a group of these flowers may well bring a smile to your face. The deep lemon yellow petals form a deep, narrow cup-shaped bloom from an egg-shaped bud. This strong and imposing tulip excels in bedding and was registered in 1990.

Bred to provide a bright yellow flower in late spring, Big Smile is the perfect bedding tulip. Plant on its own for a broad sweep of yellow or mix with other tall Single Late Tulips like the creamy white 'Maureen' and ' Angel's Wish' or the reddish purple 'Renown'. Like the Lily -flowered 'West Point', this single-colored tulip can be mixed with a whole range of colors to create whatever effect you desire. 

How-To-Guides

Tulip Big Smile

Did you know that there are over 3,000 unique varieties of tulips?! Tulips were first introduced to Europe in 1559 and over the next 100 years led to a speculative craze in which single tulip bulbs were sold for over 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman.
Today tulips are loved for their beautiful, upright flowers and gorgeous array of colors.

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.

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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