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  • True Perennial; Perfect for Large Areas or Meadow
  • Best at Naturalizing; Large Blooms with Sturdy, Long Stems
  • Spring Blooming; Thrives in Full Sun and Partial Shade

Product Description

Apeldoorn Elite Tulip Bulbs

Apeldoorn Elite is one of the most beloved of the very large (and very beloved!) Darwin Hybrid family. Huge blooms on tall, sturdy stems make them a great choice for any spot in the garden as well as cut flower arrangements. Big, bold red and yellow blooms are simultaneously traditional and eye catching.

The Darwin Hybrid Tulips were created by crossing the Fosteriana Tulips with the old Darwin Tulips (now part of the Single Late Class). Among the tallest of all tulips (18 to 30 Inches tall), Darwin Hybrids offer big, showy flowers that stand out in spring gardens. Blooms can reach 6 inches in diameter when fully open!

Because of their long stems, lovely pyramid shape, and brilliant colors, Darwin Hybrid Tulips are often considered the very best type of tulip to raise for cut flowers. However, there are definite advantages to growing them for beds and borders, especially in areas where they can be sheltered from strong winds.

Unlike many types of tulip which only look well for the first couple of years, Darwin Hybrid Tulips will often come year after year (provided you don't cut the leaves off after blooming). As a result, you will sometimes hear them called "perennial" tulips. Darwin Hybrid Tulips flower late, in May so you may want to plant along some earlier tulip varieties so you enjoy tulips throughout the entire spring season.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Tulip Bulbs - Apeldoorn Elite
    Botanical Name:Tulipa
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:12+cm Circumference - Largest Size Commercially Available
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Fall
    Plant Type:Darwin Hybrid
    Features:Attracts Pollinators, Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing, Drought Tolerant
    Color:Red, Yellow
    Blooms:Spring, Late Spring
    Plant Height:20-24 inches
    Plant Spacing:6 inches apart
    Planting Depth:10 inches Deep
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Ships:Fall
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Apeldoorn Elite Tulips

    When to Plant Tulip Bulbs

    If you want to fill your garden with color next spring, plant bulbs from October to December; Tulip bulbs can actually be planted right up until Christmas and still flower perfectly well in the following spring because they only need a short season of growth.

    Where to Plant Tulip Bulbs

    Tulips perform best in full sun but will tolerate some shade. Tulips dislike wetness and require well-drained soil.They grow in most soils but if the soil is very dry, plant the bulbs a day after it has rained.

    How to Plant Tulip Bulbs

    Prepare the site by removing any weeds or stones and use a fork or trowel to loosen and aerate the soil. Use a trowel to dig a hole large enough to fit all of the bulbs that you are planting. For large quantities, you may also dig a large bed. The depth of the hole should be twice the length of the bulb itself. Make sure the pointed end of the bulb is up in the ground.

    In warmer climates plant bulbs deeper than 10 inches; the deeper you plant a tulip, the tougher it will be. Tulips planted deeper have thicker stems and fall over less often.

    When planting tulips, it is nice to place them close to one another to avoid having them standing by themselves in the spring. This is one flower that always looks better in groups. You can place bulbs as close as six inches away from each other in the ground.

    A great tip is to alternate rows of early, mid and late blooming tulips so you may enjoy tulips throughout the entire season!

    How to Care for Tulips

    Fertilize the bulbs when the foliage pushes through the soil in spring. We recommend a general low-nitrogen organic fertilizer. Remove spent flowers as soon as the bulbs finish blooming. Snapping off the top of the flower stem encourages the plant to send energy into bulb growth rather than seed production. Allow the foliage to wither completely before you remove it. Avoid summer irrigation. Tulips prefer to be dry during their dormancy. Almost all Darwin Hybrid Tulips have proven to be good perennial so they would be your best bet if you are looking for years of colorful blooms.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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Beauties

These are by far the most beautiful tulips I've ever seen. I planted them with my children very late, end of January, in zone 7. They popped up a little later than most the others (1st week April) but they stood on their own, fiery and eye catching. I'm buying 20 more this fall!

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