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Tulip - Leen van der Mark / Bulb 4pk
Tulipa Leen van der Mark Dutch Tulip Bulbs


 
*Availability Status: Out of season - Expected avail early fall 2019
*Average Plant Shipping Size: Four large, high quality bulbs per order

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $5.95

Product Code: TULLEE4

  
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Tulipa 'Leen van der Mark' - Mid Spring Blooming Triumph Class Tulip


Overall Description


Another Triumph Class Tulip ( our personal favorites ), Leen van der Mark has huge blooms that change slightly in color as the open / mature. Blooms start out in mid spring and are a cardinal red color with creamy yellow edges - but as they mature, the creamy yellow changes to a white color. Has a very striking pattern no matter what stage they are in. Best appearance is achieved by planting a small group of this variety together in one area. Great color accent, and works well for cut flower arrangements as well.

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. Leen van der Mark Tulips are mid spring bloomers, with blooming beginning in mid April in warmer zones - slightly later in colder areas of the country.

We offer our Tulipa 'Leen van der Mark' Tulip bulbs in a 4 pk, and guarantee them to be of excellent size & quality.



Plant Facts & Specifications


--Mature Height : 18" - 20" ( 20" is expected bloom height )

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

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

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 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 - cup / bowl shaped bright red blooms edged with creamy yellow, fading to white edging as they mature Blooming begins in mid April in warmer zones, and late April / early May 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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