Your garden will shine from dawn til dusk with this stunning tulip blend. The Dawn til Dusk Border Tulip Blend features a mix of the popular Queen of Night Tulip along with the color-changing Shirley Tulip. The striking contrast these 2 tulip varieties will sure to be the talk of your neighborhood.
For the biggest color impact in your beds and borders plant plant 5 tulip bulbs per square foot. 50 bulbs will cover a 10 square foot area.
To add some additional contrast to this mix add tall white tulips to the planting area. This will create additional separation between the dark Queen of Night Tulip blooms and light purple Shirley Tulips.
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.