The Tulip 'Beauty of Spring', 'Tulipa darwin hybrid', is a fall planted bulb. This darwin tulip is a new variety that is yellow in color with red-orange edges on the petals. The large, perfectly shaped, long-lasting blooms sit atop thick, sturdy stems that make beautiful bouquets. For a show-stopping attraction in your garden, plant tulips in a group of 25 to 50. This tulip will also multiply year after year. These tulips bloom in mid spring for a 3 week period.
For the best effects, plant the bulbs in clusters of 5 to 15 bulbs of one variety, or scatter clusters throughout the garden or flower border. Tulips do best in well-drained soil. It is advisable not to plant tulips in the same location in the garden year after year. If possible, plant in a somewhat sheltered location. These tulips are excellent for warmer climatic zones. Tulips are excellent for mass planting, cut flowers, and borders.
Tulips were introduced into Europe from Turkey in 1554 and have figured prominently in floral history ever since. While the fabulous prices paid for a single bulb during Holland's famous 17th century "tulipmania" have never been equaled, there continues to be a strong commitment on the part of growers to create new kinds of hybrids of outstanding merit.