Expected to ship 9/16/20
Mention the word "tulip" and the first thing that comes to mind is a bright red flower with a perfect pyramid shape when the petals are closed. These Red Oxford Darwin tulips will grow picture-perfectly in the garden. Take a closer look at the closed flower, and you'll find waxy petals with a touch of black where they're attached to the stem. A touch of yellow at the base of each petal becomes the true vivid red tulip lovers the world over adore. These long-lasting flowers resist fading, and with their strong, sturdy stems are perfect in beds, borders, and containers. Add some to cut flower arrangements for a truly classic look.
Growing Instructions: Plant tulips outdoors in the fall about 6-8 weeks before the first hard frost. Select a spot in the garden that receives full or afternoon sun and where the soil drains well. Loosen the soil and plant the bulbs, pointy end up, approximately 6-8" deep and 5" apart. Tamp down the soil and water well after planting. Leave the foliage intact and cut only the stems to use as cut flowers. Foliage should be left to die back naturally as it provides the nutrients the bulbs will need to grow and flower the following year. Planting tip: For a more natural look, plant tulips in clusters rather than in straight lines. Remember that tulips do not like excessive moisture and should not be planted where they are watered by irrigation systems.