Double Tulips Carnaval de Nice

One of the best.

 
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Layers of white petals with ripples of red bleeding from the base of the bloom. For colouring and form it is hard to go past. Plant them in swathes to add some fantastic colour to your beds. Blooms open mid to late season.

The foliage of Double Tulip ‘Carnaval de Nice’ is green-blue with a cream variegation. Stand alone this tulip will take your breath. However, if you want to add to its perfection combine with white and or red Tulips.

Voluminous and voluptuous, Double Tulips gradually unfurl to expose layer upon layer of glorious petals. The large flowers are long lasting on short to medium stems. Double Tulips are great in pots or garden beds. The large blooms can be used create platforms of colour in your beds.

Tulips look best en masse. When planting keep this in mind and plant them quite densely.

A simple way to remember when to plant your tulips is Mother`s Day! It is ideal because by this time of year the soil has cooled sufficiently for planting. It doesn’t have to be on the day but as long as you are around the date.

All our bulbs are ready to grow; they do not need to be chilled, which is one less thing to do.

It is a good idea to prepare the soil for their arrival by adding some delicious organic matter. Tulips need good drainage and at least six hours sun a day to flower at their best. Plant the bulbs 15-20cm deep with the pointed end up. Space your tulips 10-20cm apart, planting closer for a more spectacular show.

In most areas it is recommended you lift and store your Tulip bulbs once their foliage has browned. You don’t need to do this if you live in an area with frost, the soil is shaded or mulched through summer and the ground does not become soggy during their dormant period. In every other case it is recommended.

Code

TUDDN

Botantical name

Tulipa hybrida

Height

25-50cm

Width

10-15cm

Flowers

Late season

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Light Shade

Supplied as

Bulbs

Water needs

1