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Continental

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Product Information
🚚 Shipping Starts: 2nd Week of October
📦 Quantity per Package: 10 Bulbs

Specifications
☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 16-18"
🌸 Blooming Period: Mid Spring/Late Spring
🌱 Bulb Size: 12/+
Planting Distance: 4-5"
Planting Depth: 6"
📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 3-8
🦌 Deer Resistant: No
💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 10-15
Continental

About Continental

The Continental Tulip is a musthave for every flower bulb enthusiast. This beautiful burgundy, maroon-colored tulip is a showstopper. There are not a lot of Tulips with this unique color. Continental blooms in mid-/late Spring, so be patient when it is Spring and you’ll be rewarded. A great idea is to plant some early blooming Tulips next to Continental, to have a long season with blooming Tulips.

  • Stunning and vibrant colors that add a touch of elegance to your garden
  • Beautifully shaped petals for a captivating visual display
  • Long-lasting blooms that create a lasting impression
  • Hardy and resilient, ensuring a thriving garden year after year

How to plant and take care of Continental

  • Choose a well-drained area in your garden with plenty of sunlight
  • Dig a hole approximately twice the size of the bulb
  • Place the bulb in the hole with the pointed end facing upward
  • Cover the bulb with soil and gently firm it in place
  • Water thoroughly after planting and keep the soil moist
  • Provide regular watering during dry spells
  • Apply a balanced fertilizer during the growing season to enhance growth and blooming
  • Remove faded flowers to encourage new blooms
  • After the blooming season, allow the foliage to wither naturally before removing it

Frequently Asked Questions

Caring for Continental tulip bulbs is essential to ensure their healthy growth and vibrant blooms.
• Firstly, choose a well-drained location with full sun or partial shade. Prepare the soil by removing any weeds and adding organic matter for better moisture retention.
• Plant the bulbs at a depth of about 6 inches, pointed end up, and space them around 4-5 inches apart.
• After planting, water thoroughly and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.
• Once the foliage emerges, provide regular watering and fertilize with a balanced bulb fertilizer.
• Deadhead the faded flowers to divert energy back into the bulb.
• Allow the foliage to wither naturally, as it helps store energy for the next season.
•Protect the bulbs from extreme temperatures and pests.

The ideal time to plant Continental tulip bulbs is in the fall, typically between September and November, before the ground freezes. Planting them during this period allows the bulbs to establish their root system before winter dormancy. The specific planting time may vary depending on your climate zone, but it's crucial to give the bulbs enough time to settle in before the first frost. Cooler temperatures in the fall help initiate root growth without triggering early sprouting. By planting Continental tulip bulbs at the right time, you can ensure a successful growth cycle and abundant blooms in the following spring.

Continental tulips, like other tulip varieties, require a specific timeframe to bloom. From the time of planting the bulbs in the fall, it generally takes about 12 to 16 weeks for Continental tulips to bloom. This duration allows for the necessary period of cold dormancy, which is crucial for their growth and flowering. During winter, the bulbs undergo a chilling process that triggers the subsequent emergence of foliage and flowers in the spring. However, it's important to note that bloom times can also vary depending on factors such as local climate, bulb size, and specific cultivar. Regularly monitoring the growth progress will give you a better idea of when your Continental tulips will burst into beautiful blooms.

Proper planting is vital for the successful growth of Continental tulip bulbs. Begin by selecting high-quality bulbs that are firm and free from any signs of damage or disease. Choose a planting location with well-drained soil and exposure to full sun or partial shade. Prepare the soil by removing weeds, rocks, and debris, and enrich it with organic matter to enhance moisture retention. Dig a hole that is approximately 6 inches deep. Place the bulb in the hole with the pointed end facing upwards. Ensure a spacing of 4-5 inches between bulbs to allow for proper growth. Backfill the hole with soil, gently firming it around the bulb. Water thoroughly after planting to settle the soil.

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