The award-winning tulip, ‘Big Chief’ is known for its enormous flowers. It is iridescent rose-salmon with a silver glow and a soft yellow base. The huge, perfectly shaped, long-lasting bloom has a thick, sturdy stem and will multiply year after year. The warm color of Big Chief will make it the perfect subtle highlight to your spring garden. A good cut flower. This is a great tulip for perennial borders and for mass planting when a lot of color is required.
Plant tulips in beds of 25 to 50 for a spectacular spring show. Combine with taller perennials for continuous color. If possible, plant in a somewhat sheltered location. These tulips are excellent for warmer climatic zones.
Darwin Hybrid: These hybrids have large flowers on long, sturdy stems, with brilliant colors in all shades between red and yellow. The flower is usually closed in the morning and opens to resemble a poppy as the day goes along. These are improved, larger-flowering Darwin types. Darwin hybrids usually bloom several weeks earlier than the regular Darwin types.
Tulips look best in mass plantings. They make good container plants and are delightful cut flowers.