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
Tulips are the indispensable blooms of the spring landscape and bring the garden to life! Tulips are suitable for a wide range of plantings and are great container plants. Blooms are upward facing with linear to lance-shaped green leaves on the stems. To ensure an impressive display, we have included 25 Emperor Tulips consisting of: Purissima, Yellow Empress, Orange Emperor and Pink Emperor.
This kit is perfect for gardeners with limited space or who simply prefer pot culture making the plants easier to care for. You only need to have a little space for a medium sized container on your porch, deck, patio or balcony to garden. Our transitional styled decorative rattan planter (sized 12x12x16"), comes with a hard-shell inner plastic growing pot, bag(s) of medium, planting stock, gardening gloves and growing directions.
- Great for containers
- Easy to grow
- Great for garden borders, cutting gardens, rock gardens and mass plantings
- Classic cut flower favorite
- Showy blooms
Early to Mid Spring
Grows 14-20" tall
Space evenly in container, 3-5" deep or 3 times bulb height
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-7. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
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.
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.