These Red Double Tulips Are Our No. 1 Pick for Fall Planting

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A fiery cross between a peony and tulip? We're planting it across our whole yard!

While fall means picking apples, eating plenty of pumpkin spice treats and cozying up with your favorite blanket, it’s also the season for planting bulbs. Truly, there’s nothing more magnificent than the garden rainbow that tulips offer after a long winter. But this year, we’re adding a new variety—On the Double red tulips—to the mix. We can’t wait to see ’em bloom in our yard this spring!

Meet On the Double Tulips

On the Double tulips are a stunning newcomer to the plethora of tulip varieties out there. They bloom in late spring to show off double egg-shaped petals. Their green buds lead into a beautiful pink hue, with a bright red center. And the fluffy texture resembles a peony!

How to Care for These Red Double Tulips

To be sure your red double tulips make the most stunning debut in spring, they should be planted in an area with full sun or partial shade. Because they can be incredibly fragile, consider potting them or planting in an area where they’ll be protected from the elements. You’ll need to plant bulbs six inches down, with three to six inches of space between them, in well-drained soil.

Tulips are perennials which means they’ll come back year after year. When you want a bouquet, pick only the flower stem and let the leaves remain. That way, the foliage can collect all the sunlight it needs to power the bulb through another winter and bloom beautifully again in the spring.

Where Can I Get On the Double Tulips?

Breck’s has been importing and distributing Dutch bulbs since 1818, and they’ve got you covered with this new variety. You can purchase a pack of eight gorgeous On the Double red tulip bulbs on their website for $15.99 (they’re on sale!). Breck’s will even ship them at the ideal planting time for your location. All you need to do is be ready to plant before it gets too cold!

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Molly Allen
Molly Allen is a previous bakery owner and former event planner. Now, a freelance writer and editor focused on food and beverage, lifestyle, travel and parties, she brings her years of experience and industry knowledge to readers across a variety of platforms.