Whiteflower Farms perennial tulip bulbs are Darwin Tulips. Those luscious, rounded blooms
that really say 'Tulip' to us. They are offering the cream of the tulip harvest - the biggest
bulbs for extra vigour. They are offering white Darwin Tulip, a yellow Darwin Tulip,
an orange Darwin Tulip, a pink Darwin Tulip, a red Darwin Tulip and a red and yellow
bi-colour. They are also vending perennial tulip bulb mixes at 25 bulbs for $13.75
and 50 bulbs for $26.50. That's pretty good value, especially of the perennial
claim is true.
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Whiteflower Farms Perennial Tulips
Here's something we haven't come across before. Whiteflower Farms is offering perennial tulip
bulbs, guaranteed to bloom for up to 3 to 5 years.
As any gardener knows, it can be a real
disappointment to put in hours of labor in the autumn, have one spring of tulip bulb glory,
and then blank space the next year. Tulips are notoriously hard to naturalize, and that's
why we're so interested in what Whiteflower Farms is presenting. They even report a gardener
in Atlanta, Georgia having tulips repeat for 8 years in a row. That's pretty fantastic.
Over the years, we've met different gardeners with different tips for getting tulip
bulbs to repeat. The best advice we've heard is to plant your tulip bulbs in ignored
areas of the garden. Leave them alone. Don't water them. Watering can make tulip
bulbs rot. Whiteflower Farms recommends planting your bulbs in full sun, feeding
with a good bulb food in spring and fall, deadheading after bloom and then allowing
the leaves to yellow before trimming.
We're happy to see this new deal on the market, and hope everyone who tries out
these perennial tulip bulbs has great news to report over the next few years.