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Tulip Queens Garden Mix

Tulip Queens Garden Mix

Tulipa and Camassia hybrid


Pack of 20
Item # 36399-PK-20

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Go bold with the bodacious blues in your sunny garden in this premium collection of tulips and a complementary, carefree Camassia! In Queens Garden Mix, you get two varieties of late-blooming tulip, Black Parrot and Queen of the Night, plus the hardy Blue Camassia to complete the display!

Beginning in mid- to late spring, you'll be treated to all the various forms and shades of blue in this collection. The mix is named for Queen of the Night, a magnificent Mayflowering (Single Late) Tulip honored by the Royal Horticulture Society with its highest award, and transforms every garden and vase it enters. This bowl-shaped tulip is the darkest in the family, with charcoal-black tones among the deep violet. Standing 24 inches high, it is a majestic presence in the spring bulb garden, its color unequalled.

Just a few inches shorter than Queen of the Night, but every bit as showy, is the famous Black Parrot, introduced nearly 80 years ago and never bettered for dynamic twisty form and rich black highlights on burgundy petals. The form is bold and asymmetrical, each bloom distinctive on 16- to 18-inch stems. Like Queen of the Night, it is long-lived and attention getting.

Blue Camassia is a change of pace from the tulips, offering spires of pure azure blue 2 to 3 inches wide, filled with open starry blooms. A native American perennial, Camassia is very easy to grow and tolerant, and you will find it flowering freely long past the tulips' season of color. Reaching 30 inches high, it is a great source of blue color for the spring and summer garden.

Plant Queens Garden Mix in any sunny, well-drained soil. It needs no attention, offers stunning colors and forms, and flowers for several weeks.

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.