Warm, golden tones bleed into sizzling, red shades through the centre of the petal. A long flowering tulip of real substance.
Magniflora Tulips are the result of some whizz bang improved breeding of Darwin Hybrids. They are longer lasting, more weather and heat proof flowers, which makes them perfect for our Australian environment. With a graceful form that is somehow less formal than other tulips they really stand out. The stems are darker, taller and sway beautifully in the breeze. In short they are absolutely garden worthy and are fast becoming some of our favourites.
Tulipmania might have transpired nearly four hundred years ago but that spirit lives on in today gardeners everywhere!
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.
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
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