The tulip bulb on the left will produce a larger plant
with a larger flower than the bulb on the right.
In the flowerbulb world, bigger is better. That's because large bulbs produce
more or larger flowers than small bulbs. When purchasing bulbs, ALWAYS ASK OR
LOOK TO SEE WHAT SIZE BULB YOU ARE ORDERING.
Colorblends only delivers size 12cm circumference tulip bulbs or larger. The
flowers produced by small bulbs (10-11cm or 11-12cm) will look small next to
flowers from 12cm+ tulips. Why go to all the effort of planting only to spoil
the end effect by using smaller bulbs? Your savings will be negligible and
much of the time and effort spent planting will seem wasted. Larger tulip
bulbs simply produce superior plants with more impressive flowers.
With daffodils, large bulbs will give you 2-3 flower stems in the spring,
smaller bulbs just one. The definition of "large" for a daffodil is harder to
pin down, because some daffodils naturally make bigger bulbs than others. But
given the choice between a 16cm bulb and a 12-14cm bulb, you (or your client)
will be happier with the display from the 16cm bulb. The larger bulb appears
to be expensive, but it's actually more economical than a small bulb if you
count the amount of flowers per bulb you get in the spring. And isn't the purpose of planting bulbs to enjoy a
great spring display with lots of flowers?
Get Your Money's Worth
Here we have placed one each of our typical tulip and daffodil bulbs next to
bulbs we obtained from another source.
| Colorblends tulips
|| From another source
| From another source
|| Colorblends daffodils