Colorblends offers more than 100 bulb blends for landscape pros

August 24, 2016 -  By
Colorblends' Bedspread Tulip Blend Chardonnay.

Colorblends’ Bedspread Tulip Blend Chardonnay. Photo: Colorblends

Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs will offer landscape professionals a choice of 109 spring-blooming bulb blends, and will introduce two “problem-solving” blend categories this fall.

The fall 2016 Colorblends lineup features 84 tulip blends, 13 daffodil blends, five hyacinth blends, three crocus blends, three specialty blends and one grape hyacinth blend. In addition, the Bridgeport, Conn.-firm offers a full range of individual bulb varieties for fall planting. Colorblends sells direct to customers coast-to-coast.

“We understand the pressures landscape professionals face,” said Tim Schipper, a third-generation bulbsman and owner of Colorblends. “With fall-planted bulbs there are no do-overs if a spring display is disappointing. We know that creating consistent, top-performing blends is not as easy as it might seem. The variables are significant. Every year we test two or three dozen ideas. Despite our long experience, the failure rate is high. Maybe one in 10 test combinations has potential. As simple as some of the blends appear, they are distillation of much trial and error.”

Available from Colorblends.com, new bedspread tulip blends are designed specifically for large-scale plantings. New squared blends offer two sequential waves of spring color that peak by mid season and don’t get in the way of summer annual planting rotation, the company said.

Colorblends’ bedspread tulip blends are specifically designed for large-scale, high-impact plantings and packed only in bulk quantities of 500 or 600 bulbs. Whereas most Colorblends combos feature two or three varieties, the new bedspreads blends have four, five or more varieties in mixes of colors, textures, heights and bloom times. Bedspread tulip blends bloom either in mid- or mid- to late-spring bulb season.

Squared tulip blends are a spin-off of Colorblends’ popular cubed tulip blends. Cubed blends provide extended bloom over the early, mid and late spring bulb seasons. The new squared blends are designed to anchor beds in the early and mid-seasons only. They come in six colors: orange, pink, red, red-yellow, white or yellow.

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