Tulip bloom sequence by type?

linnea56(z5 IL)October 16, 2009

In trying to get a purple and orange color combo for my new "hot color" bed, I had to range around types more than I wanted. I now think that orange and purple have to be the rarest colors in the tulip world. Apricot, yes. Orange, no.

Now I have 3 different oranges, and 2 purples. I have 2 areas to plant, at each end of a long narrow strip. Each end does NOT have to have the same choices. I want to try to make it so I can have at least some orange and some purple blooming at the same time. But which ones???

I have:


Orange Toronto (greigii) only one package, had to getÂ

Compostella (greigii)

Daydream (Darwin)


Purple Prince (Triumph)

Queen of the Night (Single late)

Is there a bloom time chart somewhere? The packages have no real info.


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ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)

Here is one article I found on bloom sequence in tulips. There are probably many others. Greigii are the earliest (of your selections) followed by Triumphs, then Darwins, and finally Single Late.

Here is a link that might be useful: tulip guide

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 12:52AM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Climate change has wreaked havoc to my tulip bloom sequence despite a carefully laid plan.
You might find that they would come up almost all at once if the winter or spring is unusually warm.

Last year was a disaster. Most of my bulbs came up almost at the same time then fried from a sudden heat wave before it started to rain like crazy for weeks.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 12:31AM
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