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4 Bulb Myths Busted

4 Bulb Myths Busted

1. The Black Tulip There are no black tulips, though a few varieties come pretty close. They look black on a cloudy day, but with the sun behind them they show their true color: eggplant. We carry Queen of Night. It adds depth to bright colors. 2. Pink-Cupped...
Off With Their Heads!

Off With Their Heads!

When tulips start to bloom in the fields, Dutch bulb growers do their best to cut off the flowers as quickly as possible. That’s because the flowers take energy from the bulbs below, preventing them from growing to top size. A grower lets his fields bloom just long...
New to Bulbs

New to Bulbs

Bulbs 101 – The Short Course At Colorblends, we want you to have a great spring display. But let’s face it – planting is hard work. We suggest you order in small bites to learn what it takes to get bulbs planted in the fall. If you like the result in the...

How to Join Our Mailing List

Colorblends no longer sends a physical catalog. To sign up for our other infrequent mailings, join our mailing list HERE. Times change. When Colorblends started, the only way to show the product line was on paper. Most orders came in by phone or by mail. In the 90s,...

Ordering Information

Our minimum order is $60 Small orders often require as much handling (or more) as large orders. In order to keep our prices wholesale, we ask for a $60 minimum for each order. When to Order We urge you to order early, before the middle of September. Your bulbs will be...
Receiving Your Bulbs in the Fall

Receiving Your Bulbs in the Fall

The big day is here. Your bulbs have arrived. Now what? If the driver left the delivery in an exposed location, move the packages out of the weather—into a garage or carport, into the basement, into the house. Next, open all of the boxes or crates and remove the bags...

Delivery Information

Timing of Deliveries The flowerbulb crop for fall planting arrives in the United States in mid-September. We begin delivering bulbs during the last week of September. Planting time for tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and other spring-flowering bulbs is late September...

Shipping Charges

Small package orders are shipped via FedEx Ground. Pallet orders go by LTL carrier. Shipping charges are listed below. Even after adding shipping charges, you’ll find that our prices are some of the most competitive in the industry. And remember: no traffic to fight,...
Choosing a Planting Site

Choosing a Planting Site

There are two key considerations when choosing a site for bulbs: Sunlight. Most bulbs need ample sunshine to bloom well the first spring after planting and to store up the energy required to flower in future springs. The bulbs listed on our Shade Tolerant Bulbs page...

The Colorblends Guarantee

We will deliver premium-quality, commercially propagated, disease-free flowerbulbs of the stated size. None of our bulbs have been collected from the wild. All flowerbulbs have a certificate of health issued by the USDA and either the Dutch or the British Department...
How Many Bulbs Do I Need?

How Many Bulbs Do I Need?

To answer this question, you need to: Determine the square footage of the area you are planting. See the formulas provided below. Determine the number of bulbs to plant per square foot (the density). We provide a recommended planting density on the Planting Guide tab...
Care After Bloom

Care After Bloom

Most spring-flowering bulbs require no special attention after bloom. If you find the spent flowers unsightly, you can remove them. In the case of tulips, especially perennial tulips, removing the flowers as soon as they fade may also help to encourage the bulbs to...
Prechilling: For Warm Southern Climates

Prechilling: For Warm Southern Climates

What is meant by “prechilling”? Most spring-flowering bulbs, including tulips and hyacinths, need a prolonged period of cold temperatures to grow and bloom properly. In much of the United States, this cold period is provided naturally by a winter spent in the ground....
Where Do Tulips Come From?

Where Do Tulips Come From?

Most people associate tulips with Holland, but they didn’t originate there. Some species are indigenous to Turkey, where they have been cultivated and venerated for centuries, but the majority hail from the forbidding mountainous regions of Central Asia, where they...
Why Do They Grow Tulips in Holland?

Why Do They Grow Tulips in Holland?

Contrary to popular belief, tulips are not native to the Netherlands. So why are 99% of the world’s tulip bulbs grown there? The answer comes down to wealth, weather, and work. Tulips made their way west from the mountainous regions of Central Asia, via the Silk Road,...