Tulips come in a wide variety of colors, but some of the most common are pale green and deep red. There are also many varieties that have purple flowers or golden-yellow ones. Tulips grow best when given plenty of sunlight, so planting them outside is highly recommended.
The length of time it takes for tulip blooms can vary quite a bit depending on the variety. A deep-red tulip might take up to two weeks to fully open its petals while a pale-green one could potentially extend its duration to three months. This is a result of the duration the petals are in the open position. Some tulips only remain opened for a single day, while others can stay open for up to 3 days.
Tulip bulbs planted outside will typically bloom during the months of March and April, although sometimes they can flower as early as February in areas with milder climates. While you may get lucky and purchase some bulbs that bloom in autumn, this is very rare and it generally isn’t worth taking a chance on it unless you have plenty of time to waste and nothing else to do.
The most important thing you can do in order to make sure that your tulip blooms is keep them well-hydrated.