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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...
Recommendations for the South

Recommendations for the South

Most bulbs do well through Zone 7a in the South. In Zones 7b–10, where soil temperatures do not cool down sufficiently in winter, and spring weather is often very warm, many bulbs perform poorly unless they are prechilled—i.e., refrigerated for 6–12 weeks prior 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,...
Tulips in the Landscape

Tulips in the Landscape

Tulips are among the most iconic of flowers. Everyone recognizes the classic goblet shape. Artists and graphic designers make liberal use of it—abstract, literal and romanticized in drawings, paintings, wallpaper patterns and advertisements. When you make a point of...
Getting the Most from Perennial Tulips

Getting the Most from Perennial Tulips

Tulips are not good perennials. They flower lavishly the first spring after planting, but in subsequent springs, flowering is generally sparse and uneven. To ensure a great display every year, many gardeners and landscape contractors treat tulips as annuals, lifting...
Perennial Tulips

Perennial Tulips

It’s a Common Frustration: You buy tulip bulbs, plant them in the fall and enjoy a great display in the spring. But the following spring, all you get is a smattering of flowers and maybe a bunch of leaves. “What happened? ” you ask yourself. “Aren’t tulips...
Why Tulips DISAPPEAR

Why Tulips DISAPPEAR

You have a favorite tulip. The color is superb, and the shape and proportions fit your notion of the tulip ideal. You order it every year, and every spring drivers stop in front of the house to take pictures.  And then one summer you check the Colorblends website and...
How to stretch your $100 to the max

How to stretch your $100 to the max

The $100 tulip value equation. Some say tulips don’t bloom long enough to justify the cost. Tulips flower an average of 17 days in spring. That’s 408 hours of bloom. Compared to other recreational activities, tulips are a great value.