Bright scarlet blooms with a purple-red blush on the outside. Rich mustard-yellow base inside is brilliantly contrasted by the black stamens.
Darwin Hybrids are often sold as “Perennial Tulips” because they reliably produce flowers for many years longer than many other tall tulips. Large to very large flowers, weather resistant and long blooming.
20–28" tall. Mid Spring blooms, Z3-7. 12cm/up bulbs. Div4.
6824 ‘Oxford’ Darwin Hybrid
Tulip Division 4
Division 4 Darwin Hybrid: Large long-blooming weather-resistant egg-shaped (ovoid) flowers on tall stems. Blooming Mid to Late Spring.
Whether massed or used as accents, colorful tulips are highlights of spring. Most varieties are also good for cutting.
Div1 Single Early The oldest class of cultivars. Cup-shaped long-lasting flowers; good for forcing. Early Spring blooms. Div2 Double Early Semi- to fully double ruffled flowers on short sturdy stems. Early Spring blooms. Div3 Triumph The largest palette of colors, and the best class for forcing. Cup-shaped flowers. Foliage dies back early; easy to remove of over-plant. Mid Spring blooms. Div4 Darwin Hybrid Long-lived type, with large long-blooming weather-resistant ovoid flowers on tall stems. Mid to Late Spring blooms. Div5 Single Late Cup- or goblet-shaped flowers, includes Mayflowering, Cottage, Breeder and Darwin tulips. Tall, in a wide range of colors. Late Spring blooms. Div6 Lily-flowered Pointed reflexed petals and a slender “waist.” Similar to the Ottoman tulips. Late Spring Blooms. Div7 Fringed A finely cut fringe on the petal edge. Also known as Crispa tulips. Late Spring blooms. Div8 Viridiflora “Green Flower” tulips have a broad green flame up the outside of the petals. Late Spring blooms. Div9 Rembrandt Broken colors; all modern cultivars also belong to another class based on their shape. Div10 Parrot Feathered, curled, twisted petal edges. The bud is said to resemble a parrot’s beak. Mid to Late Spring blooms. Div11 Double Late Fully doubled ruffled flowers, commonly called Peony tulips. Late Spring blooms. Div12 Kaufmanniana Low-growing flowers open wide in the sun; perennialize well. Also called Waterlily tulips. Very Early to Early Spring blooms. Div13 Fosteriana Large single flowers with long petals in rich vivid colors. Reasonably long-lived, good for forcing. Also called Emperor tulips. Early Spring Blooms Div14 Greigii Large blooms with short stems; perennialize well. Foliage is streaked or mottled burgundy. Early Spring blooms Div15 Species Wild types and their cultivars.
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