Tulipa Merlot Bulbs

Lily-flowered tulips for mid to late spring
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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 8


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Features to Note


3 - 8

Mature Height

20 IN

Mature Width

3 Feet

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist, well-drained

Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy, Sandy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
3 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Pack of 8 Bulbs

Plant Merlot bulbs, a lily-flowered tulip, in early to mid fall, and in mid to late spring, this spring ephemeral blooms in goblet-shaped flowers with deeply cut, pointed petals. Borne singly on tall, elegant stems, the blooms have a rich, saturated purple color and make luxurious cuts for seasonal bouquets.

A Tulipa hybrid cultivar, Merlot has an upright habit. It naturalizes easily, with its sprawling clumps of narrow, linear foliage and showy blooms appearing year after year, possibly for decades in ideal conditions. Tulips are especially useful for erosion control in spring rains. Consider planting in large sweeping drifts in open woodland areas, in masses under deciduous trees, or in smaller groupings in beds and borders or in front of shrubs. Tulips mix well with ground covers and other spring-blooming bulbs but also make a great container plant and can be forced for cheery indoor blooms in winter.

Merlot, a cold hardy—to Zone 3—bulbous perennial, is easy to grow and maintain, but prefers regions with cool winters and warm, dry summers. The plant grows best in sunny locations with rich, fertile, well-draining soil but adapts to a wide range of soils, including chalk, loam, and sandy soils. It is resistant to most pests.


Item Form: Bulb
Bulb Pack Size: Pack of 8
Genus: Tulipa
Species: hybrid
Variety: Merlot
Category: Bulbs
Habit: Upright
USDA Zone Low: 3
USDA Zone High: 8
Bloom Color: Purple
Max Bloom Size: 5.000000
Bloom Season Start: Mid Spring
Bloom Season End: Late Spring
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Characteristics: Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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