Tulip Akebono

The semi-double sport of Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulip Jewel of Spring, this huge camellia-like bloom is primrose-yellow with crisp red petal edges, occasional pale raspberry striations, feathered green sepals and a steel-blue, interior starburst. Meaning Dawn or daybreak in Japanese, it has a faint, sweet fragrance. Tulip Class: Giant Darwin Hybrid. Bulb size: 12 cm/up. Mid-April. HZ: 3-7. Height: 20" to 22".

Tulips are The Art & Soul of Spring.

Tulip Horticultural Tips
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Available in units of 10 with volume discount pricing.

10 bulbs $10.75
20 bulbs $18.50
50 bulbs $37.50
100 bulbs $64.75

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  • Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulips
    Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulips were introduced to the United States by John Scheepers, our great uncle, in 1951. Sometimes referred to as “perennial tulips” by others, their huge, vibrant flowers on strong stems are more apt to return for multiple years of blooms than other sorts of Tulips, but that is not a guarantee. They have been known to return for multiple years when planted in a nice sunny spot with good drainage, fertilized regularly, never cut for bouquets and dead-headed once the flower is spent. One must also allow the foliage to thrive in the sunlight unfettered by being tied up or covered up with other plant material until it yellows and dies back naturally. This allows the bulb to benefit for the maximum period of photosynthesis and chlorophyll production to nourish and grow the bulb. Flowering from mid-April into May, these stately tulips are excellent for spectacular garden displays and lovely cut flower arrangements. Top size bulbs: at least 12 cm. Bloom time: Mid-April into May. Plant 6" to 8" deep and 6" apart. Horticultural zones 3-7. Height: 18" to 26" depending on the variety.

    Tulips are The Art & Soul of Spring.

    Tulip Horticultural Tips
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulips
Giant Darwin Hybrid Tulips were introduced to the United States by John Scheepers, our great uncle, in 1951. Sometimes referred to as “perennial tulips” by others, their huge, vibrant flowers on strong stems are more apt to return for multiple years of blooms than other sorts of Tulips, but that is not a guarantee. They have been known to return for multiple years when planted in a nice sunny spot with good drainage, fertilized regularly, never cut for bouquets and dead-headed once the flower is spent. One must also allow the foliage to thrive in the sunlight unfettered by being tied up or covered up with other plant material until it yellows and dies back naturally. This allows the bulb to benefit for the maximum period of photosynthesis and chlorophyll production to nourish and grow the bulb. Flowering from mid-April into May, these stately tulips are excellent for spectacular garden displays and lovely cut flower arrangements. Top size bulbs: at least 12 cm. Bloom time: Mid-April into May. Plant 6" to 8" deep and 6" apart. Horticultural zones 3-7. Height: 18" to 26" depending on the variety.

Tulips are The Art & Soul of Spring.

Tulip Horticultural Tips
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