'Tubergen's Gem' is a jewel of a flower with a velvet like dark yellow and red yellow combination of petals. The Tubergen's is another mid-to-late March bloomer along with the other tulips. Perhaps it has only a slightly different form and style from the other varieties, but Tubergen's Gem is a solid addition to our collection of tulips. Mix in with other species tulips to extend the season of bloom adding richer colors to your spring display.
If you are going to plant it immediately, the 'Tubergens Gem' tulip does not need to be stored in the fridge. If you are going to wait, then keep the bulbs in the fridge. Tulip blooms bend, move, arc and twist themselves throughout the day in order to orient themselves in the best position to receive light. They reach for it.
Blooms will last well for a couple of weeks, but an unusually hot spring will make the blooms droop.
For more information on tulips in the South and what you can do to help them survive, please visit our general Tulip information blog post at Bulb Hunter.