Bulbs -Tulip 'Whispering Dream'
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Tulip 'Whispering Dream' - Package of 6 Bulbs
An early splash of red in the garden! Abba is a double-flowering early tulip. Certified Organic bulbs from Holland.
Latin Name: Tulipa 'Whispering Dream'
Main Uses: Flower Beds/ Landscaping
Zone Hardiness: Zone 3
Exposure: Full sun
Ht: 30 cm
Flower Color: Red
Notes: WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PRE-ORDERS.
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Growing in Containers: 6 - 7 inch pot if forcing indoors
Special Requirements for Cold Climate Gardeners: Instructions for planting Tulips
Tulips are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring.
Choose a well drained, sunny location. Add Coco-Earth™ at planting sites to improve drainage if soil is heavy or clay.
Plant approximately 6” - 8” beneath the soil with the tips of the bulbs pointing upwards. Space approximately 6“ - 8” apart. Smaller varieties may be planted closer together, while larger tulips, such as double flowering and parrot tulips should be spaced farther apart.
After tulips are finished flowering, remove spent flowers on hybrid varieties and leave the flowers on ‘wild’, ‘botanical’ or ‘species’ varieties (these ones may reseed).
Leave the foliage to yellow and die back. It is very important not to cut the foliage. It must be allowed to die back naturally. Once it has withered, you may gently pull it away from the bulb. Continue watering until the foliage has died back.
Once the foliage has died back, the bulbs go into dormancy. During dormancy, well-drained drier soil is preferable. The bases of deciduous trees and shrubs is often an ideal location to plant tulips as the moisture in the ground is taken up by the tree or shrub roots during the hotter, drier months, leaving the tulip bulbs nice and dry. An added bonus to planting under shrubs is that they often leaf out as the tulip foliage begins to yellow.
Bulbs multiply each year and after several years, they may begin to crowd each other out. Bulbs that are crowded do not flower as readily and need be divided. Wait until all foliage has died down, then gently dig bulbs to spread to new locations. Quality compost or bone meal can be added to each hole at planting time, helping the bulb regenerate after flowering.
Suitability for Indoors: May be forced indoors