They Bring Vibrant Color to a Spring Garden, But How Long Do Tulips Bloom?
Whether planted on their own or combined with other bulbs such as alliums, tulips offer an unparalleled range of colors and shapes. With so many varieties to choose from, it’s very helpful to know how long tulips are in bloom when planning your spring garden.
How Long Do Tulips Bloom in the Wild?
Tulips originate in Turkey and love cool (or cold) wet winters, as well as hot, dry summers. In these conditions, wild tulips form large groups that bloom year after year. The length of time that each bloom lasts depends on how warm it is. During a cool spring, with temperatures between 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit, tulips will bloom for 1-2 weeks but if the weather is warmer, each bloom will last for just a few days.
How Long Do Tulips Bloom in the Garden?
By planting different varieties of tulip bulbs, you can have tulips in bloom in your garden for several weeks. Tulip bulbs are classified as early, mid-season or late-blooming so it's easy to enjoy tulips in bloom from early to mid-spring. Miniature tulips are usually the earliest to bloom, followed by mid-season types such as Darwin tulips, with late-blooming varieties such as Parrot tulips providing a flamboyant finale.
How Long Do Tulips Last as Part of a Bouquet?
Tulips look fabulous as part of a spring bouquet. To prolong the blooms, cut the tulips just as the color first shows and allow them to open fully in the vase. If you top up the water regularly and keep the bouquet in a cool spot away from direct sunlight, your tulips should last around 5 days.
Are you planning to add tulips to your spring garden? Now that you know how long tulips bloom, all you have to do is decide which type to plant. Take a look at our tulip collection, where you’ll discover tulips in colors, shapes, and sizes to suit every taste.