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The teeny tiniest of the tulips, Botanical Species varieties are believed to be some of the closest types to the original tulips found growing in Turkey. Blooms will remain closed tightly in bad weather only to open and play cheerfully to the light of the sun. A novelty amongst the rest of our offerings, these blooms almost appear to resemble wildflowers more so than tulips. Heavy rainfall can beat up the rather delicate petals of Botanical Species tulips, but Praestans Fusilier and Clusiana do stand out amongst the group in terms of their toughness.
Originating in the foothills of Central Europe, tulips were brought to Western Europe in the 16th century and soon became synonymous with the Dutch culture and one of the world's most popular flowers. Tulips look best when grouped into larger sized garden plantings or pots and containers – although they also present a spectacular display when blooming in our enormous Skagit Valley fields!
Tulip bulbs should be planted during the fall months so that they can flower in the spring. Bloom dates will mostly depend upon the local climate, but exposure to sun and water will also influence timing. These flowers do not require extensive sunlight and will bloom when planted in fully shaded areas. Tulips will typically produce a single flower per bulb, but some varieties will have multiple blooms. Great as a garden flower or cut and placed in a vase, tulips are known to be a declaration of love!
Color : Carmine-red
Height : 4 to 8 inches
Bulb Size : 6 cm and up
Season : Mid
Sun : Prefers Full to Partial Sun
Depth : 6"
Spacing : 4"
Multiplies : Yes
Naturalizes : Yes
Forcing : No
Scented : No
Bulb orders will be shipped between late September and early December, depending on your climate. Prices shown do not include shipping and handling. Shipping and handling charges vary by location. Please see below:
Area 2: All other states in the Continental U.S., which are not listed in Area 1, we will add 15 cents per dollar ordered. Minimum charge of $12.50 per order.
Area 3: Alaska & Hawaii - we will add 40 cents per dollar ordered. Minimum charge of $20.00 per order.
Canadian Friends: Add 15 cents per dollar ordered for shipping and handling. This will include all costs needed for the Agriculture Inspection Certificate and Customs Clearance. Minimum charge of $12.50 per order.
There will be an additional fee for all incorrect addresses.
Cancellations: A $25 processing fee will be charged on all cancelled orders. Cancellations will not be accepted after August 31.