You're invited to a garden Affaire, when these lovely blooms open in your mid-spring garden. Affaire Triumph Tulip has white blooms accented by magenta purple edges for a delightful garden experience. Affaire Triumph Tulip will grow to a medium range of 18-20" with the sturdy stems holding up well in the rain.
Tulip Growing Advice
- Plant in full sun to partial shade
need cold temperatures in order to produce a bloom, and are best suited
in climates that have 12-16 weeks of consistently cold temps (below 50
degrees) during the day.
- Drainage is essential to the survival
of tulips. Plant in garden beds that have been amended with organic
matter if your soil does not drain well.
- To encourage the
possibility of blooms for the next season, keep the leaves intact until
they have yellowed, withered and can easily be removed from the soil.
tulips in fall at planting with a slow release granular fertilizer.
When leaves emerge in Spring you may fertilize your tulips again with
the same slow release granular fertilizer.
When to Plant Tulip Bulbs?
Plant Tulips in fall when temperatures are in the 60's or lower during the day.
Tulips require 12-16 weeks of consistently cold temperatures (50's during the day or lower) in order to produce a flower bud in spring.
How to Plant Tulip Bulbs?
Plant tulip bulbs in well-drained soil. Tulips do not like wet soil, if water pools in the area they are planted add compost to help improve drainage.
Plant Tulip bulbs 6-8" deep. The pointed end of the bulb should be facing the sky.
Place the soil that was removed from the planting hole over the Tulips. Water the bulbs in after the initial planting. Avoid watering after the planting as they prefer to be dry in winter.
Bouquet Planting Tulips
For a full bouquet appearance plant 5 bulbs per one 10-12" wide planting hole. The bulbs can be planted 1-2" from each other in this larger hole.
Planting Tulips in Pots
Tulips can be planted in pots in temperate climates that do not experience many freeze and thaw cycles. If tulips are planted in pots in above ground containers in a climate that has varying winter temperatures the pots will need to be insulated to protect the bulbs from the effects of the freezing and thawing that may occur.
What to do when your Tulips are done blooming?
The flower stems can be removed once the blooms have faded. Keep the leaves intact until they yellow, wither and can easily be removed from the soil. The leaves gather energy from the sun after the blooms fade to provide energy for the next seasons blooms. If possible, keep the bulbs dry during summer, as they prefer dry conditions when dormant.
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