Guide to taking care of Tulips
Tulips once indicated abundance and indulgence and are now closely associated with the coming of spring, Mother’s Day and the Easter holidays. What better way to indulge your special someone than with a sweet bouquet of these lollipop-like blooms? There are 190 different types of tulip so your choices of combinations and colours are unending. We stock some of the most interesting tulip varieties around, so when you need a flower delivery of these lively, lovely flowers, think FlowerDelivery.org.uk.
Tulips are pleasingly simple, which contributes to the elegance of an arrangement that has just a few blossoms or many.
The clean lines of the tulip blend perfectly with many other blossoms, so the options are limitless. These lovely blossoms originated in Turkey and Persia, where they indicated abundance and indulgence during the years of the Ottoman Empire. That might be a surprise considering how closely we associate
Tulips with the Netherlands – which is sometimes thought of as the world’s tulip capital. True, many thousands upon thousands of Tulips are grown there for shipment to the far corners of the world, but they were a new sight to behold in Europe in the 16th century.
When to plant tulips
Usually, planting Tulips happens during Autumn.
In order for them to bloom in Spring, you need to properly plant and prepare the setting for the blooming season to go as planned. You need to wait for the soil to cool off from the summer heat.
Then, it is good practice to enrich the soil, where you will plant the tulips with some flower food. Usually, September is the month in which you can prepare everything and plant the Tulips. From September to early Spring in April or May, Tulips will already have roots steadily grown into the ground, encouraging the growing process.
Where to plant the bulbs
Choose a sunny place where the Tulips can stay dry and not get overwatered.
Instead, make sure to build a working drainage. Insert the bulbs in 6 inch or 15 cm down the ground or the pot. Mixed shades are also acceptable, if the flower receives no more than 1 hours of Sun at sundown or early morning.
You can plant your Tulips into a pot. As soon as they start growing and you see branches coming out of the soil to say “hi”, then it means the bulbs have already grown roots and are ready to be planted in your garden.
How to grow tulips
Growing Tulips consists of some recurring care in several steps.
It is easy to see why Europeans fell in love with Tulips, so much so that they made them their own.
Today, Tulips can be seen in back gardens, botanical gardens and royal gardens all across Europe and all over the world. That is because of their regal stature and bold colors. They are perfect for a cultivated landscape and since they are perennials, planting them once will give you the gift of Tulips year after year.
Aside from bountiful bouquets of Tulips, you can also purchase blooming Tulips bulbs from FLOWER DELIVERY to give your special someone a lasting gift to remember you for years to come. These potted Tulips are the perfect present for anyone who loves gardening or even someone who is just starting out in the hobby.
Usually, for growing Tulips you have to follow these steps:
Water the Tulips according to their needs;
Feed and compost them with the same flower food while planting, growing or blooming season is running and active;
Water until the soil freezes, then leave until February;
Deadheading happens at the end of their blooming period;
Repot the Tulips at least once every two years or depending on their species and types.
Keep in mind that every type of Tulips has their own specific needs. Instead, you can always buy a large and wide indoors pot and plant some bulbs indoors, while practicing Urban flowering; This means soil will not freeze and your Tulips need constant care. They might bloom a little in January and them in the Summer;
When do tulips bloom
Outdoor Tulips bloom every Spring or Summer.
Usually, they flower while the temperature is mildly cool, as these flowers can start their blooming season even in early winter. Keep in mind that the cold sends signals to the Tulip to stop their growth and you can experience their delayed growth. They bloom in April or the latest in the beginning of May. Keep in mind that you might be up for surprises depending on the climate you experience in the place you live.
How long do tulips last
Grown Tulips last no more than two weeks ( 14 days ), if the weather is typically Spring at 45 Fahrenheit (or around 10 degree Celsius). If you wish your grown Tulips to last more than that, make sure to keep them away from a lot of direct sunlight, as warmth and the Sun makes Tulips “grow old” faster.
If suddenly, the temperatures fall down your Tulps can last a little longer than two weeks time.
Cut Tulips last up to 5 - 7 days. If you take care of your freshly cut Tulips, they might last for up to 12 days, amazing, right! You need to change their water daily and put them in a long vase, where they will feel comfortable and around freshwater. Every 2 days you can trim the stable so that it can drink water easier. Never put them into direct sunlight for long, as they might burn.
What to do with tulips after they bloom
If blooms have fallen off, then it is time to deadhead them and leave the stem be.
Wait for their blooming season to end and the foliage to turn yellow. Then cut the stems to the level of the ground, dig up the bulbs and inspect their healthiness. If everything is ok, plant them back, but make sure to re-fertilize the soil. Thus, you will be ready for Winter.
Most people think that Tulips are only given once a year, when the days start to get longer and the air begins to warm. In your garden, yes, of course they only bloom when they are in season.
These perennials are the subjects of much anticipation as the snow begins to melt. Children pay tribute to them in drawings of spring done in art class and they are everywhere at this time of year. But you can give a wonderful bouquet of Tulips at different times of the year and for many different occasions.
Some people think that Tulips are not as serious a gift as roses. On the contrary, we have many tulip arrangements that are stunning in their elegance and bright-hued brilliance.
Tulip bulbs and potted Tulips are the perfect gift for someone who has just purchased a new home – give him or her a gift that will symbolize growth and putting down roots during this momentous occasion. But Tulips symbolize many other emotions and important periods in one’s life.
Yellow Tulips, for example, stand for cheer and joy. This is easy to imagine since the bright, sunny bulbs will immediately light up the room and the face of anyone receiving such a wonderful flower delivery.
White Tulips are as elegant as can be and many people choose them as Wedding Flowers. But they also carry the meaning of a particular sentiment, so you can give them after a lover’s quarrel or a family conflict. White Tulips symbolize the sentiment of forgiveness – what sweeter way to reconcile than with a beautiful bouquet of simple, elegant white Tulips?
As the colours darken, the emotions become a bit more serious and weighty in tone.
Purple Tulips are for royalty, while red ones mean perfect love. Out of those 190 types of Tulips, horticulturalists have blended and developed 4,000 different varieties, meaning that you could give a tulip every day for years without ever doubling up. There’s nothing more romantic than that.
First think of all the ways that you can order Tulips from our website to show someone how you feel. With lilies and irises, you will have a bold statement of joy; with daffodils and lilacs you will be saying “Happy spring” to your loved one; and all on their own, you can convey the perfect simplicity of your relationship. Tulips are so popular and people are made so happy by seeing these princely blossoms that many cities celebrate Tulips with festivals and holidays.
You can visit a tulip holiday almost anywhere in the world and join in the celebration of spring and new life that takes place when we first see the Tulips pushing up through the previously frozen ground.
Flower Delivery on Tulips
So if you are considering having flowers delivered from FlowerDelivery.org.uk for Mother’s Day, you have chosen the right place to start. Browse our expertly arranged and varied bouquets to see what appeals to you and to choose which combination of colours and blossoms you prefer.
Order directly online or give us a call on 020 3900 2443 if you have something creative and special in mind for that special person in your life. We will deliver them the next day, bringing joy and happiness along with the bouquet.
If it’s not Mother’s Day, you can consider Tulips as a birthday arrangement that is sure to please. Pick your friend’s, mum’s or partner’s favourite colour and wait for the smiles to come.
If your best friend, cousin or daughter is welcoming a new baby, there is no better way to symbolize new life than with joyful Tulips. And for anniversaries, their sweetness says it all.
Once you start browsing our beautiful tulip bouquets, you won’t consider giving any other blossoms to your loved ones. They are the perfect combination of whimsy, happiness and elegance that you will be proud to give for any occasion. Our prices will impress you along with our selection, so see how we can help you stand out with Tulips today.
What is the best month to plant tulips?
The best months to plant Tulips are September or October. The climate needs to be colder, than expected and looking after the bulbs is crucial. Tulips grow in the end of Winter or the beginning of Spring.
What is the best way to plant tulips?
You need to plant the bulbs with the sharp way up and 2 inches deep. Make sure to leave 1.5 inches space from each bulb, so they have space to grow.
What happens if you plant tulips in the spring?
Tulips are Winter flowers and are famous for flowering during Winter or prior to Spring, so planting them during Spring might lower their chances of blooming.
Do tulips come back every year?
Yes, Tulips do flower and come back each year, thus they are also called perennial flower, because of that.