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A highly recommended mid season variety with a long bloom period. The large red blooms have a gorgeous wide gold band bordering each petal. This combination is very striking. Tulipmania might have transpired nearly four hundred years ago but the spirit lives on in gardeners everywhere! Tulips are the superstars of spring. They can take centre stage like no other flower can, creating unforgettable spring shows. This collection shows off some of their most striking blooms, great for adding some flare to the garden. Not only do these tulips look good, they have also impressed us with their durability and lasting performance. Tulips may have a reputation as `Prima Donnas’ but in most cases this is undeserved. When you buy a bulb the flower is already pre-formed, ready to bloom. All you need to do is plant them into well drained soil in a sunny spot, water and enjoy the show. A simple way to remember when to plant your tulips is Mother`s Day! Around this date is the ideal time as the soil has cooled sufficiently for planting and the really hot autumn days are done and dusted. It doesn’t have to be on the day, it just serves as an easy marker. 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 of sun a day to flower at their best. Plant the bulbs 15-20cm deep with the pointed end up. Space your tulips 10-15cm apart, planting closer for a more spectacular show. Water them in after planting to encourage the roots to get up and grow. Then as they emerge they should be kept moist – the natural winter and early spring rainfall usually takes care of that. Add some fertiliser as they emerge to help shore up the bulbs for future seasons. Tulips are great in pots, we recommend regular watering as potting mix is perfectly drained, so dries out quickly and the addition of some fertiliser as they begin to grow to ensure the best show. IN POTS: This is our recommendation for the best display, keeping in mind bulbs look best when planted nice and close together. 14cm/6” = 3 bulbs 20cm/8” = 6 bulbs 25cm/10” = 9 bulbs See here for more hints and tips: Top Ten Tips on How to Plant your Spring Bulbs in Pots


Supplied as: Bulb
Size: na

Code

TUGGT_ls

Botantical name

Tulipa hybrida

Height

30-60cm

Width

10-15cm

Flowers

Mid season

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Light Shade

Supplied as

Bulb

Size

na

Water needs

1