Flower Color Mixed Common Name Tulip Botanical Name Tulip Miniature Naturalizing Collection Light Requirements Partial shade / Full sun Bloom Time Mid to Late Spring Estimated Mature Height 4-10" tall Optimal planting spread 3-6" wide Planting Season Autumn Planting Depth 4-6 Inches deep Soil Moisture Average
Species Tulips (often called miniature or botanical tulips) can still be found in the wild. Species Tulips are the best tulips available for naturalizing. They like well-drained soil and are excellent for the rock garden or an eye-catching spot in the border! Species or Miniature Tulips have an height of 6-12 Inches. Bulb Size: 5/7 cm
Species tulips open early and flower abundantly with a natural look. They stay nice and close to the ground, and they seem to be in flower as soon as they emerge from the soil.
Their bright colors make them true eye-catchers in spring. In early spring, when the garden, terrace or balcony has little to offer in the way of visual interest, Botanical tulips brighten things up straightaway. The striped leaves of many varieties make these even more appealing. Also important to note is that these ‘wild’ tulips won’t be bothered by wind and weather.
Species tulips catch the eye because of their inflorescence and cheery range of colors. In addition, the graceful manner that their flowers open and their pretty foliage make them attractive before, during and after flowering.
In other words, Species tulips are simply bursting with charming characteristics. Many Species tulips can simply be left to naturalise. This means that they don’t have to be lifted from the ground every year. If you would rather take them out, however, wait until June when the foliage will have withered.
Species tulips prefer a sunny spot. In October/November, plant them with their ‘noses’ pointing upward and cover with 2,5 to 3 Inches of soil.
In addition to the large cultivated tulips, there are also varieties that are known as ‘botanical tulips’. These tulips are particularly suitable for garden planting since they can remain undisturbed in the soil after flowering and will emerge again next year! Botanical tulips are also referred to as ‘wild tulips’ or ‘dwarf tulips’ due to their low height. Their height is one of the factors that makes them perfect for planting in a flower bed as well as in rock gardens and special little spots.
With so many different varieties to choose from, they can create a real riot of color in the garden or even in flower containers. Over the years, botanical tulip varieties have often been awarded the ‘flower bulb of the year’ title. This says a lot about their rising popularity! The sizes of these bulbs are 6 to 10 cm so smaller than most tulip bulbs but their numbers will easily increase year after year. Botanical tulips are not just exceptionally beautiful flowers in their own right but can also be combined with other spring-blooming flowers.
These stunning tulips should be planted in the fall. Choose a sunny spot for them, and you will be enjoying their profusion of flowers from April to June. You can also leave them undisturbed and they will pop up again the following year for another wonderful display.
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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.