Tulip - humilis 'Persian Pearl' / Bulb each
Tulipa humilis Persian Pearl 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: $0.89

Product Code: TULHPP1

Tulipa humilis 'Persian Pearl' - Species Class Tulip

Overall Description

Persian Pearl is a real gem in the species class of tulips. Cup shaped, deep magenta colored blooms all have a bright yellow star shaped center that is exposed when each bloom opens up. When blooms are closed, the exterior displays the magenta / dark rose color with silver gray stripes from bottom to top of most exterior petals. Persian Pearl is an award winning species variety, and an excellent choice for naturalizing, borders, rock gardens, along walkways, and just about anywhere you desire to have a low maintenance, carefree splash of color in spring.

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 5 - 6 bulbs per sq ft for good density once sprouted & blooming. Persian Pearl Tulips are early to mid spring bloomers, with blooming beginning in very late March in warmer zones - April in colder areas of the country.

We offer our Tulipa humilis 'Persian Pearl' 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 : 6" - 8" ( 8" 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 flowers are deep magenta with a yellow star shaped center. Exterior petals close to a magenta / deep rose color with slivery gray stripes from bottom to top of petals. Blooming begins in very late March in warmer zones, April in cooler zones.

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

--Recommended Spacing :
5 - 6 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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