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Flower bulbs are inexpensive and very easy to grow. There are many varieties to pick and choose from, and because of this, you may not know how to begin. Even though you can't go wrong by putting garden combinations together yourself through some trial-and-error, we can help you get started with our Do-It-For-Me-Collections. Our long-time employees select these iconic Dutch bulb varieties for your gardening enjoyment. The Do-It-For-Me-Collections are foolproof and complimentary in color, bloom time, and plant height, and are goal/theme oriented. For maximum versatility, all bulbs are individually bagged and labeled.
About this Variety
The carmine red Tulip Showwinner, along with mixed Crocus colors, form a beautiful carpet of color like no other - providing beautiful spring cottage karma.
- Great in containers
- Easy to grow
- Grows well in borders, lawns, under trees and among shrubs
- Beneficial to pollinators; attracts bees
- Excellent cut flowers for bouquets & arrangements
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Grows 6-18" tall
Plant 2-8" apart, 2-8" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant in the fall, before the first frost hardens the soil. Dig a hole to the required depth. Place bulb in hole, pointed side up. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Mulch in extreme climates. For container planting, bury the bulb three times as deep as the bulb is wide. In zones 6 and below, you will need to protect your bulb containers. Place them near the foundation of the house or other structure. In zones 3-5, place the container in an unheated garage or shed. After blooming, leave the bulbs in place so plants can clump or reseed. Divide only when containers or planting spaces become too crowded. Propagate in the fall by division after they have been chilled for four weeks in a moist medium. Dig, dry, clean and store in a dry, cool place at 40-50ºF to over winter in non-hardy zones.
In USDA zones 8-10, refrigerate the bulbs for no less than eight weeks for best results.