Tulipa Hybrid Beauty of Apeldoorn
Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials, Flowers
Tulips vary considerably. Some are stately and formal, others dainty and whimsical; a few look decidedly bizarre. Bloom comes at some time from March to May, depending on the type.
Use larger tulips in colonies or masses, in company with low, spring-blooming plants. Use smaller, shorter types for close-up viewing—in rock gardens, near paths, in raised beds, or in patio insets.
Tulips are superb container plants; unusual kinds such as Rembrandt and Parrot are especially suited to this use.
Nearly all hybrid tulips and most species (wild) tulips need six weeks of temperatures below 45°F/7°C to initiate flower formation, and they aren’t bothered by summer drought. In mild climates, provide the necessary chill by refrigerating bulbs for 6 weeks (not near ripening fruit) before planting; then treat the plants as annuals.Tulipa Hybrid Beauty of Apeldoorn
This tulip variety grows to 22 in. tall and produces yellow-orange flowers with red stripes. Because Darwin hybrids are the largest tulips, have long stems, and hold well in the vase, they’re favored for cutting.
Grows to 20 in. tall and produces yellow flowers with green-striped reverse (that green is the mark of...
Slender, candy-striped flowers are long and elegant, but don’t open much. Petals are pale yellow...
Early-blooming T. fosteriana has the largest flowers—to 8 in. wide—of any tulip. ...