An ace new, strong pink tulip with a soft base. The flowers open mid season and combine well with ‘Flaming Flag’, or ‘Light and Dream’ to name just two.
Magniflora Tulips are the result of improved breeding of Darwin Hybrids. They are longer lasting, more weatherproof and heat proof flowers – perfect for our Australian environment. They have a graceful form, somehow less formal than other tulips; the stems are darker, taller and sway beautifully in the breeze. In short they are garden worthy.
Tulipmania might have transpired nearly four hundred years ago but the spirit lives on in gardeners everywhere!
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.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade