Spring Blooming - Patio Kit - with Decorative Faux Rattan Planter, Medium & Gloves

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Tulips are a must for every garden because they are sturdy, tall and bright and may bloom for several springs in a row. Generally upward-facing blooms appear on short to tall stems, depending on the variety. Foliage color ranges from green to gray-green to variegated lance-shaped leaves.

About this Variety

Flower bulbs are the indispensable blooms of the spring garden, as they bring it to life! They are suitable for a wide range of plantings and make great container plants. To assure an impressive display, included are 10 Tulips Annie Schilder, 25 Muscari Grape Hyacinths, and 10 Narcissus Minnow. For maximum versatility, all bulbs are individually bagged and labeled.

Highlights

  • Great for containers
  • Easy to grow
  • Great for garden borders, cutting gardens, rock gardens and mass plantings
  • Classic cut flower favorite
  • Showy blooms

Exposure:

Full Sun

Blooms:

Early to Mid Spring

Height:

Grows 14-20" tall

Spacing/Depth:

Space evenly in container, 3-5" deep or 3 times bulb height

USDA Zones:

Grow as Perennial in zones 3-7. Grow as Annual elsewhere.

Growing Instructions

First, decide where you be placing the planter and if you want the pot to drain or not. Proper drainage is key if the planter will be located outside. If placing it outside, remove the drainage plug(s) from the bottom. Next, empty about 85% of the growing medium bag(s) into the pot and firm and smooth the planting medium. Place the tulip bulbs pointed end up onto the soil, centering them close together. Fill in on top with remaining medium. Water well and drench the soil deeply since the medium that came with the planter is dry to save shipping weight. You may have to repeat this step a few times the first 2 days. Water as needed to keep the soil damp. Place planter in a garage/cellar/shed/sheltered area that maintains a temperature of 45-50ºF for 12 to 16 weeks. Tulips need to go through their dormancy phase (by being exposed to colder temperatures) in order to develop properly and bloom in spring), without risk of freezing and thawing. After the dormancy phase you will see the tulips tips poke through the soil, at which time, after risk of freezing has passed, the planter can be placed outdoors. Sit back and let mother nature do its thing.

Care Tip

Plants in containers above soil level are exposed to the elements and are more prone to freeze damage during the winter than plants planted in the garden. Take extra care and overwinter the planter in a protected area (shed or garage) during freezing temperatures.

 

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