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Tulip bloom sequence by type?

Posted by linnea56 z5 IL (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 16, 09 at 17:46

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 get
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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RE: Tulip bloom sequence by type?

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

RE: Tulip bloom sequence by type?

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.

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