Prized by gardeners and florists for their classic shapes and large blooms, Single Late Tulips extend the tulip season at least 2 weeks beyond that of the Darwin and Triumph varieties. From the darkest of the dark to the purest white and even some bi-color varieties, you'll be dazzled by the display these late bloomers provide in the garden. Bring them indoors and intersperse them in cut flower arrangements for an eye-catching look, or cluster them together for a spectacular display.
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.