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Tulip, ‘Big Chief’

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.

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Plant Details +

Bulb Type Bulb
Size 12+ cm
Height 22-24"
Spacing 5"
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Full Sun-Partial Shade
Foliage Green
Flower Rose-Salmon & Silver
Bloomtime April

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Easy to Grow: 1. Dig a hole 3-4 inches deep or two times the height of the bulb. 2. Set the bulbs firmly in place, with the pointed ends facing upward. 3. Cover the bulbs with soil and water thoroughly.

Planting Instructions: Grow in sun in informal groupings of 5 or more bulbs. Plant bulbs in fall 3-4 inches deep or two times the height of the bulb and 5" apart in well-drained soil with plenty of humus. Remove old flowers leaving as much stem and foliage as possible until they die down.

When to Plant Outdoors: Product should be planted immediately after received in the fall. In extremely warm climates, plant when the ground cools. You may plant earlier or later as long as the ground is not too warm or frozen.