Tulip - clusiana var chrysantha 'Tubergen's Gem' / Bulb each
Tulipa clusiana var chrysantha Tubergen's Gem Bulb

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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: $0.99

Product Code: TULTUB1

Tulipa clusiana var. chrysantha 'Tubergen's Gem' - Species Class Tulip

Overall Description

Tubergen's Gem is a species tulip with a vibrant golden yellow bloom color, and a deep reddish / rose colored outer layer to most all of the exterior petals. Gives the impression of being nearly solid red with thin golden yellow petal edges when bloom is closed. Then, as it opens, it reveals the beautiful yellow interior color. This variety works well in rock gardens, mass planted drifts, and also great for cut flower use. First introduced back in the 1920's, so it's time tested.

Species Tulips most all originated in the Mediterranean, and parts of Asia, and are known to be among the best choices for naturalizing and becoming a perennial visitor year after year. If there is a Tulip type / class that is going to stick around longer than a year or so...….most of your species tulips would be the ones to watch out for!

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

We offer our Tulipa clusiana var. chrysantha 'Tubergen's Gem' 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 : 8" - 10" ( 10" is expected bloom height )

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

--Growth Rate :
April bloomer if planted in fall / winter

--Hardiness Zones :
3 - 9

--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 have a bright golden yellow interior with deep reddish / rose colored exteriors on most outer petals. Blooming begins in early April in warmer zones, and mid / late April in cooler zones.

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

--Recommended Spacing :
4 - 5 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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