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Tulip, ‘Shirley’

You’ll fall in love with ‘Shirley’ tulip! This is a unique and elegant variety. The petals are pure ivory at the base and flecked with purple at the top, as if they were slightly dipped in a bit of purple paint. The bloom is large and exquisitely shaped and is born on a graceful, sturdy stem. A beautiful addition to your spring garden. The pattern of white and purple varies from petal to petal making no 2 flowers the same. The Tulip ‘Shirley’ is a fall planted bulb. Late spring blooming. Looks great paired with other purple tulips. They are good cut flowers, and for beds and borders.

Darwin Single Late Tulips: are perhaps the most popular tulips of all time. They are among the latest flowering tulips available and are the largest class with the most diverse colors. Good for cut flowers and excellent for beds and borders. Tulips look best in mass plantings. They make good container plants and are delightful cut flowers.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit

Plant Details +

Bulb Type Bulb
Height 18-22"
Spacing 5"
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Full Sun-Partial Shade
Foliage Green
Flower White w/Purple Edge
Bloomtime Late Spring

General Information +

Planting/Care Instructions +

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.