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Red Parade Tulip Bulbs - Giant Darwin Tulip - Pack of 8 Bulbs

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Parade is the Darwin Hybrid famous for pure, luscious red-orange. A group of these in the garden are always stunning, and always look 'good enough to eat.' Even though it's more red than orange, the bright red-orange glow of 'Parade' makes it a widely-planted favorite in Holland, where the Royal Family is 'The House of Orange.' About Darwin Hybrid Tulips: Early in the 20th Century, a talented Dutch hybridizer named Lefeber worked long and hard with a wild tulip called 'Tulipa fosteriana' from Central Asia. It is red, and from it, he hybridized the group that became known as the Emperor Tulips. The world-famous Red Emperor was introduced in 1931, and is what we now call a member of the 'Fosteriana Tulip' group. In fact, Red Emperor's official variety name is 'Madame Lefeber' in honor of the original hybridizer's wife. Even though the Red Emperor and other fosterianas were instant sensations, the hybridizers were not satisfied. They were fascinated by what were then called simply 'Darwin Tulips'. These were large-flowered tulips in clear colors on tall stems, but without any perennial qualities. The Emperors, being close to a wild species, were quite perennial, so they crossed the two groups. And voila! Darwin Hybrid Tulips were born, with the best qualities of both groups. Ever since, the Darwin Hybrids have set the standards worldwide for tall graceful, large flowered perennial tulips. Apeldoorn, the famous red tulip that is now No. 1 in the US, was introduced in 1951 by D. W. Lefeber and Company. There are not many Darwin Hybrids, even today. But they are every good gardener's favorites and always highly valued by florists. In America's Top Ten list for popularity in the US, compiled by the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Centre, they list no less than three Darwin Hybrids, more than from any other group.
  • Pack of 8 Top Sized Tulip Bulbs "Red Parade" - Giant Red Darwins! Immediate Shipping

  • Parade is the pure, luscious red-orange perennial tulip. The bright flowers often measure up to 6" in diameter when in full bloom. A Holland favorite.

  • Bulb Spacing: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.


  • Hardiness: Zones 3-8 - Height: 22-24"

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Units in Package 8

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