Tulip CREAM COCKTAIL (10 Bulbs) Huge flowers, FALL PLANTING
A superb Darwin Hybrid that will produce large beautiful Tulips, with soft cream coloured flowers standing atop radiant grey/green stems. Their eye-catching and elegant blooms are perfect for filling gaps in the border and flower beds where they really excel. The creamy yellow flowers can also be made as part of a feature and are ideal for cut flower displays and look amazing in a fresh spring bouquet. Suitable for border planting and garden containers.
Plant in spring beds, borders, amongst perennials and with winter bedding or in formal beds for impact displays.
Find a location where the soil drains well. If there are still puddles of water 5-6 hours after a hard rain, scout out another site. Or amend the soil with the addition of organic material to raise the level 2 - 3 inches to improve the drainage. Peat moss, compost, ground bark or decomposed manure all work well and are widely available.
Plant your tulips where they will get full sun to light shade. Keep in mind that for tulips to return in subsequent springs they will need a period of winter cooling. This happens easily in northern areas and will occur to the cooler parts of zone 8. (Some bulb sellers suggest that tulips will return after growing the year round warmth of zone 9. Sadly, it's just wishful thinking.)
Plant tulips 5" apart and 6" to 7" deep at the base. Deeper planting depths are better in colder regions. Position the bulbs with the pointy end facing up.