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Unique among blooms, the Lily Flowering tulips are defined by their pointed petals. These flowers will close tightly during the cool evening temperatures but as the sun rises, their petals will begin to open dramatically as the weather warms – with some varieties appearing almost star shaped when viewed from above. The older varieties in the Lily Flowering grouping are century old and bear some resemblance to the original Turkish tulips while the newer varieties (Seattle and MoneyMaker) are some of the longest lasting blooms each spring at RoozenGaarde. These tulips look almost wild when planted in large garden plantings; they also make an elegant looking arrangement when used as fresh cut flowers.
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 : Purple.
Height : 18 and up inches
Bulb Size : 12 cm and up
Season : Late
Sun : Prefers Full to Partial Sun
Depth : 6"
Spacing : 5"
Multiplies : Yes
Naturalizes : No
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.