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Mount Tacoma

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🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold-out for this season
📦 Quantity per Package: 10 Bulbs

☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 16-18"
🌸 Blooming Period: Mid 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
Mount Tacoma

About Mount Tacoma

Unlock the magic of the Tulip Mount Tacoma and transform your garden into a whimsical paradise. Hurry, and let this enchanting tulip variety grace your outdoor haven with its captivating beauty! Read on for some key features and planting instructions.

  • Blooms of wonder: Delight in the majestic presence of large, creamy white flowers that resemble delicate snow-capped mountains, earning the Tulip Mount Tacoma its distinguished name.
  • Enduring elegance: With its strong and sturdy stems, this tulip variety proudly showcases its blossoms, standing tall and resolute against the elements.
  • Eye-catching charm: The Tulip Mount Tacoma is a showstopper with its pure white petals and subtle hints of green. It effortlessly draws attention and adds a touch of sophistication to any floral arrangement.

How to plant and take care of Mount Tacoma

  • Choose a sunny spot in your garden, preferably with well-drained soil.
  • Dig a hole around 6 inches deep and place the tulip bulb with the pointed side facing upwards.
  • Cover the bulb with soil, ensuring it is well-packed and firm.
  • Water the bulb after planting to provide the necessary moisture for growth.
  • During the growing season, maintain regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist.
  • Apply a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth.
  • Deadhead the flowers once they fade to redirect the plant's energy back into the bulb.
  • After the foliage turns yellow and dies back, you can remove it completely.

Frequently Asked Questions

Staking Mount Tacoma tulips is not necessary in most cases. These tulips typically have sturdy stems that can support the weight of their large, double-flowered blooms. However, in areas with strong winds or if you have particularly tall varieties, staking can provide extra support and prevent bending or breakage of the stems. If you choose to stake your Mount Tacoma tulips, use bamboo stakes or thin metal rods inserted into the ground near the plants. Gently tie the stems to the stakes using soft string or plant ties, being careful not to constrict the stems. Staking can help maintain the upright appearance of the tulips and ensure that their beautiful flowers are displayed prominently.

Mount Tacoma tulip bulbs are generally considered deer-resistant. Tulips, including the Mount Tacoma variety, have foliage and bulbs that contain substances that are unappetizing to deer. While no plant can be completely deer-proof, Mount Tacoma tulips are less likely to be targeted by deer compared to other more attractive plants. However, it's important to note that hungry deer may still nibble on tulip flowers and foliage, especially if alternative food sources are scarce. To further protect your Mount Tacoma tulips from deer, consider using additional deterrents like fences, repellents, or planting them alongside other deer-resistant plants. These measures can help minimize the risk of deer damage to your tulip bulbs.

Pinching is not recommended for Mount Tacoma tulips. Unlike some other tulip varieties, such as single-flowered types, Mount Tacoma tulips are known for their double-flowered blooms, which feature multiple layers of petals. Pinching is a technique commonly used on certain tulip varieties to remove the top portion of the growing stem in order to encourage shorter, sturdier blooms. However, pinching Mount Tacoma tulips can disrupt the natural development of their double-flowered structure and may result in distorted or misshapen blooms. It's best to allow Mount Tacoma tulips to grow naturally without pinching, as they will typically reach their optimal height and produce stunning, fully formed flowers without the need for intervention.

The secret to successfully growing Mount Tacoma tulips lies in providing the right growing conditions and proper care. Start by selecting high-quality bulbs from a reputable supplier, ensuring they are firm and free from signs of damage or disease. Plant the bulbs in well-draining soil with good organic matter, at a depth of about 6 inches and spaced approximately 4 to 5 inches apart. Mount Tacoma tulips prefer full sun or partial shade for optimal growth. Water the bulbs after planting and keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged throughout the growing season. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer at planting time and once more after flowering. Deadhead the flowers to prevent seed production and promote energy allocation to the bulbs. Allow the foliage to wither naturally before removing it to allow the bulbs to store energy for the following year.

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