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Tulip - Sweet Sixteen / Bulb each
Sweet Sixteen Dutch Tulip Bulbs


 
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*Availability Status: Currently sold out - Estimated avail fall 2020
*Average Plant Shipping Size: Each - Large, top quality bulbs from Holland

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $1.29

Product Code: TULSWS1

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Tulipa 'Sweet Sixteen' - Triumph Class Tulip


Overall Description


Sweet Sixteen is a Triumph class Tulip that sports very large blooms that begin to bloom at a slightly shorter height than most other Tulip varieties.. Starts out a nice warn pink, and gently fades to a slightly more pastel pink color around the edges of each bloom. Gorgeous colors, and excellent vigor and hardiness. One of the earliest pink blooming tulip varieties we offer. Sweet Sixteen tends to bloom / mature at a shorter height than most other Tulip varieties, with blooms appearing at about 12" above the ground.

Best planted at a depth of 5" - 6" anytime in mid fall thru winter. Suggested planting is 3 - 4 bulbs per sq ft for good density once sprouted & blooming. Sweet Sixteen Tulips bloom in early spring, with blooming beginning in early April in warmer zones - slightly later in colder areas of the country.

We offer our Tulipa 'Sweet Sixteen' Dutch Tulip bulbs at a per bulb price - be sure to check out the quantity discounts offered if you need several bulbs. Guaranteed to be of excellent size & quality.


Plant Facts & Specifications


--Mature Height : 10" - 14"

--Mature Width : 3" - 5" per bulb

--Growth Rate :
Early spring bloomer if planted in fall / winter

--Hardiness Zones :
3 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun ( best color in partial sun )

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly sandy - well drained

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Typical green Tulip style blade foliage

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Flowers - warm bubble gum pink blooms fade just slightly to a more pastel pink color towards the very edged of each petal.. Blooming begins in early April in warmer zones, and mid to late April in cooler zones.

--Diseases / Insects :
Nothing serious, but always be watchful for the occasional snail or slug

--Recommended Spacing :
3 - 4 bulbs per square foot of soil is recommended for optimal density & blooming once bulbs push out.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8- 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.


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