Darwin tulips are the classics of the tulip world with a shape everyone associates with these beautiful spring flowers. These Pink Impression Tulips takes classic one step further with some of the largest, lustrous pink flowers ever. Look closely at the flower and you'll find a touch of black with a narrow yellow edge where the petals are attached to the stem. The flowers open in a delicate pink that deepens to a darker pink as they mature. These long-lasting flowers resist fading, and with their strong, sturdy stems are perfect in beds, borders, and containers. They make gracious additions to cut flower arrangements and are dramatic stand-alones in clear or white vases.
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.