If you’ve been frustrated by your tulips’ short bloom time, here’s a way to make sure them last longer every year.
It all starts in fall. Buy several varieties that bloom at different times. Look for early mid- and late-blooming varieties and buy a bag of each. Mix them all together in your wheelbarrow and then plant them all together.
We planted 300 tulip bulbs in two garden beds at our test garden that are 2 ½× 5 and by 2 ½× 7 ft.
Check out our bulb calculator to see how many to plant in your garden bed
The next spring, you’ll have different tulips blooming at different times. As the flowers start to fade, either cut off those stems or simply pull out the bulbs, leaving the later ones to show off.
See exactly how to do this (and the results!) in the video above.
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Create a tulip bulb blend
- Red Cubed mix (a mix of early, mid- and late-blooming red tulips)
- Big Ups (a color mix of midseason tulips) from Colorblends
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