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Tulip, Continental

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Amazing early blooming dark- purple.

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Tulip Continental is Triumph Tulip that blooms in April. The dark burgundy color looks almost black in the shade and is a perfect partner for Tulip Queen of Night. Although excellent for cut flowers, Continental’s real strength is garden performance. The look of the blossoms is extraordinary and holds well even in bad weather. We suggest planting Continental with Tulip Queen of Night and Tulip Clear Water or Daffodil Thalia for abundance of contrasting colored blossoms. Bulb size: 12 cm.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

3-8

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

18-20 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

2-4 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Spring

Resistant To Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.

Cold

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Sep 26, 2016

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Growing Tips

  • Tulips tend to decline through the years and many gardeners renew plantings annually. They will last longer when they are planted more deeply as long as the soil is well-drained.
  • Tulips make great cut flowers, but be careful, they grow once the cut flowers are in water. Add a penny to the water in your vase to help prevent them from growing taller.
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  • Flower bulbs also require watering after blooming, while the foliage is ripening. Water weekly if conditions are dry.
  • In spring after flowering, do not cut the foliage off; the foliage is part of the perennial growth cycle. Allow it to die back naturally.

Growing Tips

  • Tulips tend to decline through the years and many gardeners renew plantings annually. They will last longer when they are planted more deeply as long as the soil is well-drained.
  • Tulips make great cut flowers, but be careful, they grow once the cut flowers are in water. Add a penny to the water in your vase to help prevent them from growing taller.
Zone
3-8
Sun
Full Sun
Height
18-20 inches
Spread
2-4 inches
Bloom Season
Spring
Resistant To
Cold
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers
Planting Time
Fall
Genus
Tulipa
Life Cycle
Perennial
Tulip, Continental is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful tulips! I bought this variety (and also Carnival de Rio) last autumn to see whether I could grow tulips in a wooden container on a terrace. (City life.) I was concerned about how they'd survive the freezing temps without ground heat to protect them, so I covered the container in thick plastic for the winter months, and stacked bags of soil up against it. Lo and behold, sometime in March, up popped the little buds. The flowers made it to full size and bloomed on April 18, lasting three full weeks. The colors were gorgeous and looked lovely mixed with the Carnival de Rio.
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning tulip Burpee's service was great. I love burgundy tulips and usually grow Queen of the NIght. Continental bloomed prior to Queen of the NIght, has a larger flower, and was also very long lasting. Plant it where you can view it from a window, and it will bring you much enjoyment.
Date published: 2013-06-27
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