Tulip Alba Coerulea Oculata
Tulip Alba Coerulea Oculata

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Tulip Alba Coerulea Oculata

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Autumn Delivery! We begin shipping in late October, which is the perfect time for planting for most zones. 

With its incredible blue hearts, Alba Coerulea Oculata is one of the most show-stopping tulips ever produced! Such unusual and unique blooms that are sure to be a head-turner. 

Suitable for zones 3-8. Pre-chilling may be required in warmer climates. A shorter variety than most tulips, standing in at about 6-8" tall. 

Contains 5 bulbs.


A couple of things to note:

- This is a rare tulip that isn't typically offered (please make sure to take a look at the bulb count on this variety, since it is rare, there are less in this package than our other tulip packages). 

-Blue hearts may display as more of a purple some seasons, but the majority of the time they will display steel blue centers. Exact coloration depends on the local season conditions.



How to Plant
Prepare a little hole about twice the size of the bulb to tuck it into. Loosen and sift the soil. Place your tulip bulb (pointy side up) in the hole and fill with the freshly aerated. In warmer climates plant bulbs deeper than 10 inches, as this ensures strong stems. You can space tulips as close as 6" inches apart for a colorful show. If your soil is extremely dry at the time of planting, it is advisable to water the area and plant the tulips the following day.

Where to Plant

Tulips prefer full sun, but will tolerate some shade. Tulips require well drained soil and do not like extended periods of wet soil.

When to Plant
Plant bulbs from late October to December. If you're running a little late on your autumn planting- don't worry! In cold winter regions tulips can be planted right up until Christmas day because they only need a short season of growth.

Additional Care Instructions
If you live in a warmer region it may be advisable to pre-chill your bulbs. Tulips need to be chilled for a total of about ten weeks in a cold, dry location. Temperatures need to be between 35-48 degrees. You can put them in a refrigerator drawer to easily chill them, but make sure they are not located near any fruit (as fruit gives off a gas that can harm your bulbs).

The absolute best way to pre-chill is to find a well-draining pot, cover them with a light layer of top soil and stick them in a basement or cellar and cover them with a dark cloth to prevent any light from reaching them. During this period check the topsoil for over-drying and if the top inch feels dry provide a light watering.

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