Blue flowers are rare, but a blue Tulip is rarer still! Magnificent 8- to 10-inch wide, curled and frilled blue-purple petals are brushed with mauve, bronze, and purple. A bed filled with these magnificent Tulips looks for all the world like a flock of exotic birds ruffling their feathers in the spring sunshine. Blooming mid- to - late season atop strong, sturdy stems 20 to 22 inches tall, they need a sunny spot in good soil, sheltered from harsh wind and rain to extend the life of their blooms. Our large, 12-cm bulbs will provide plenty of excitement in your spring garden! Zones 3-7. Pack of 10 bulbs.
Planting Spring-Blooming Bulbs
With Wayside’s bulbs, growing gorgeous flowers is as easy as Dig, Drop, Done.
Dig: The first thing you want to do is pick your spot and dig the hole for your bulbs. Avoid places with standing water, as this could cause bulb rot. A good rule of thumb when planting is to dig down 3 times the height of the bulb, but you should follow the specific instructions for your bulb. Make sure to space out your bulbs to give your plants the right amount of room to grow later.
Drop: Now put your bulbs in the ground, pointy side up. For fall planting, be sure to get the bulbs in before the first frost. For spring planting, the time varies by plant. Afterwards, cover the bulbs with soil and then water them in. This helps wake the bulbs up from dormancy and get them growing again.
Now you’re Done! Just sit back and wait, and in the spring your bulbs will sprout up and reward you with their beautiful blooms throughout the season. Growing flowers from Wayside bulbs really is that easy!
Videos courtesy of the Dig Drop Done Foundation.