Michigan Bulb Huge Tulip

The Michigan Bulb Company is a name which is becoming familiar to Internet gardening shoppers. This fall they are offering a neat new product, which they are calling the World's Largest Tulip Bulb.

The tulip is a sunset-like mix of orange, yellow, red and pink and the blooms are 6". That is, indeed, a large tulip flower, and when you add to this that it can reach 40" in heigh, we're talking about a towering tulip!

The World's Largest Tulip is a mid to late season bloomer and will tolerate full to partial sun. Michigan Bulb Co. is suggesting planting it at the back of the border behind shorter tulips. We think it would be a nice partner in this arrangement for a pure white Darwin Tulip, or possible parrot tulip bulbs in wild, unexpected colors.

We'd also like to add that Michigan Bulb is offering dwarf purple fritillaria bulbs, buy 5 get 5 free. If you've never grown fritillarias, you're missing out on a wonderful garden delight. Other good deals from this rising company include 60 crocus bulbs for $19.99 and 25 colorful Rembrandt Tulip bulbs for $5.99. Come to think of it, those Rembrandt tulips might make a stunning companion for the World's Largest tulips. Perhaps with a few more muted Apricot Beauty tulip bulbs mixed in for a mellow mid-tone. We think that's a plan the Dutch would smile on!