Featured variety: Darwin Hybrid Tulips
Ever since the introduction of the tulip in Europe in the 16th century, breeders have been working hard to create bigger, stronger and more colorful varieties. With the Darwin Hybrids their attempts have definitely been successful.
The Darwin Hybrid is a cross between the older Darwinii variety, named after scientist and explorer Charles Darwin, and Tulipa Fosteriana, a wild tulip discovered in central Asia and named after Sir Michael Foster, who collected these bulbs in 1904 in the mountains near Samarkand and introduced them to Europe.
A sturdy success story
The Darwin Hybrids are not only big, strong and striking, but because of their success and popularity they have become a kind of archetype-of-a-tulip, even though they are only 70 years old. Nowadays, most tulips you see in parks and public spaces are Darwin Hybrids.
For gardeners, the biggest appeal of the Darwin Hybrids (apart from their beauty) lies in their sturdiness. Their long stems and almost pyramid- shaped blooms can withstand even the windiest, rainiest spring weather.
Always at home
Another characteristic that makes them so universally beloved is that they are perfect for every goal: landscaping, mass planting, beds, borders, bouquets and vases, they feel at home everywhere.
Blooming in early to mid-spring, Darwin Hybrids do just as well in the full sun as in partial shade. They are semi-perennial, which means that after their first year, they will come back just as beautiful once or twice more. To help them perform at their first-year level in years two and three, plant them in the full sun in extra-well-drained soil.
Here at DutchGrown we are proud to grow this wonderful variety, only selling you the top-size bulbs that will guarantee a picture-perfect display every spring.
Let’s take a look at some the Darwin Hybrid varieties we carry:
The majority of Darwin Hybrid varieties fall somewhere in the yellow-red range, with classy classics like Tulip Red Impression.
Tulip Golden Parade
And beautiful bi-colored varieties like the aptly named
Tulip Apeldoorn's Elite
Or the elegantly contrasting
Tulip Banja Luka
Darwin Hybrids also come in pink, from the soft
Tulip Salmon Impression
To the deep-pink
Tulip Jumbo Cherry
Can’t choose? We’ve made some great Darwin Hybrid Collections like the
Tulip Jumbo Darwin Mix
Feel bold and daring? We also have some exciting outliners. Why not try the
Tulip Apricot Impression
Or the amazing
Tulip Spryng Break?
Get growing today
Whatever your taste, there is always a Darwin Hybrid with your name on it. Order them on our website today, plant them this fall, and come spring these sturdy color-bombs will bring you nothing but joy! (Oh, and their world-famous fragrance too.)