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Tulip Tom Pouce Bulbs
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Tulips make the spring garden sing. And there's little care involved, just tuck them into the ground before it freezes, and wait for your spring bounty. Plus, the petals are edible so you can nibble your way through the garden.
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  • ZONEPerennial, zones 3-8
  • SHIPPINGBeginning in fall

  • INCLUDES12 bulbs in a cloth bag, with a wooden plant marker

  • Botanical NameTulipa
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12 Bulbs: Tom Pouce tulips are a candy colored dream; pink-peach leaves with a sweet yellow brush stroke down the side. Tom Pouce is actually named after a Dutch pastry, the tompouce. Tulip petals are edible. We think it's time to garnish a tompouce with some Tom Pouce petals, don't you agree?

  • HEIGHT 14-20"
  • SPACING 1-3" between bulbs
  • LIGHT Full sun or part-shade
  • DEER Not deer resistant
  • KIDS+PETS Non-toxic, edible petals
  • CLIMATE Needs freezing winter temps to bloom
  • WATER Only needs supplemental water in very dry conditions
  • INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside

How to Plant

Dig a hole and tuck your bulbs in, pointy side up, about 6" deep (roughly 3 times the size of the bulbs) and about 3" apart. You can plant them closer for a fuller display, but be sure the bulbs don't touch. Now fill in the soil, give it a few solid pats so it compresses around the bulbs, then give it a long drink of water. Mark that pot or spot with your wooden plant marker so you know where your tulips live now. Wait for spring. 

Where to Plant

Find a place that gets at least partial sun; 4 or more hours a day.

When to Plant

If planting in a cold region, plant in the fall, anytime before the ground freezes for the last time. If planting in a warm region, (zones 9 and warmer), place your bulbs in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator, in the bags they came in, by themselves (without other produce). Remove from fridge after at least 6 weeks and plant in late winter.

When to Expect Blooms

Mid spring

Care Instructions

Water when soil is dry, once leaves appear.

Extra Credit

If planting in a container, be sure the pot has ample drainage. Fill the bottom 2-3" of the pot with pebbles to prevent clogging. Wait for the foliage to wilt and turn yellow before clipping it back late spring, so that the bulb can store energy for the next year's blooms. When picking flowers for bouquets, be sure to leave at least one leaf per plant.

Tulip Tom Pouce Bulbs

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