Grow Sugar Crystal Double Tulips for Fringed Flowers

Updated: Apr. 11, 2024

These fringed, double tulips bring on the frills and ruffles with pink flowers that bloom in late spring. They're ideal for cutting gardens.

Sugar Crystal Double Tulips

Tulip Sugar Crystal Bloom BloomBall Horticultural Company
Sugar Crystal double tulips
  • Tulipa
  • Zones 3 to 8
  • Light needs: Full sun to part shade
  • Size: 12 to 16 inches tall
  • Bloom time: Mid to late spring
  • Foliage: Light green and upright
  • Soil: Well-draining

If you’re looking for head-turning tulip power, this plant’s double baby pink blooms are it. Look closely at the tulip’s feathery petal edges—they almost appear to have a silver tint to them. Like all tulips, Sugar Crystal likes to be in well-draining soil.

These gorgeous, textured blooms are ideal for cut-flower arrangements. While some tulips have floppy foliage, these
have stiff, upright foliage.

One word of caution: Tulips are deer candy. Keep deer away by following instructions on deer deterrents or repellents.

Check out the top 10 types of tulips to plant in your garden.

Fall Planting Guide for Double Tulips

Plan ahead for next spring by purchasing Sugar Crystal double tulip bulbs in time for fall. Plant them at least 6 inches deep and spaced about 6 inches apart.

Dave Dowling, cut flower specialist with Ball Seed says, “Home gardeners planting tulips should remember that tulips need soil that drains well. They should be in an area with full or part sun. Water the bulbs well when planting. They need a cold vernalization period after planting–usually 12 weeks of temperatures near or below freezing at night.”

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About the Expert

Dave Dowling is a cut flower specialist with Ball Seed company. He owned a cut flower farm in Maryland for 20 years and previously served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.

Sources

  • Ball Horticultural Company
  • White Flower Farm
  • Dutch Grown

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