Fill the empty spots in your garden beds and borders with this Double Late Tulip Mix. Large, double-petaled blooms up to 4" across when fully open resemble old-fashioned peonies. Showy and unusual, this colorful mix may include flowers of red, white, burgundy, pink, or yellow. Also great in rock gardens or when added to containers, they extend the joy of the spring flower season. Clip a few and bring them inside; tied together with raffia they're impressive additions above the fireplace and as centerpieces on a table.
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.