Tulips are one of the more popular bulbs. They range from a miniature size to 30″ late bloomers. If you are looking to add color all spring long it’s best to get a variety of tulip bulbs that bloom at different times. Stop in after Labor Day every year to check out the selection of tulip bulbs we have in stock here at City Floral Garden Center.
Tulip flowers prefer an area that has full sun, but can tolerate some partial shade.
Tulip flowers grow best in a well-draining soil. Spread 2″ of peat moss and blend with top soil to help with drainage.
Tulip bulbs like to be fertilized as you are planting. Add fertilizer 2″ below the bulb in order to promote rooting.
We suggest Espoma Organic Bulb-tone
Tulip flowers have many different bloom times depending on the variety and the weather.
Plant tulip bulbs about 6 – 8 inches in the soil.
Tulip bulbs need to be spaced out about 4 – 6 inches a part.
PLANTING ADVICE FOR TULIP BULBS
- Tulip flowers perform best when planted in full sun to partial shade.
- Plant tulip bulbs when temperature is consistently in the low 60’s or lower.
- Tulip bulbs and flowers enjoy having soil that is well-draining and has organic matter. Amend the soil with top soil and organic material such as compost, manure or we suggest peat moss.
- Fertilize when planting the tulip bulbs with either Espoma Organic Bulb-tone or Hi Yield Dutch Bulb Food. Applying fertilizer at least 2″ below bulb will make sure the roots get the most from the fertilizer.
- Space tulips 4 – 6 inches apart when plant individually. When mass planting for beautiful bursts of color plant the bulbs in a bouquet groups 2 – 3 inches apart.
- Plant tulip bulbs 6 – 8 inches deep with the pointed side up.
- Water the planted area immediately after planting but no additional watering in fall or spring is necessary.
- Apply a 2 – 3 inch layer of mulch to the planing area in mid to late fall.
BULBS TO PAIR WITH TULIP BULBS
CROCUS – Crocus flowers are always first to the spring party, and in some cases will bloom in January. These gorgeous flowers will push through the snow and put on a show that reminds you that spring is just around the corner.
MINIATURE DAFFODIL – Miniature Daffodils are best known for their bright yellow or white blooms that are a wonderful sign that spring is finally here. Perfect for planting front and center of your garden. These flowers look amazing where ever they grow.
HYACINTH – Hyacinths are the perfect flower for those looking to add some fragrance to their garden. The combination of gorgeous colorful and showy blooms with the sweet fragrance that permeates the air makes them a must have for every gardener.