Tulip 'Orange Balloon'

Tulip 'Orange Balloon'

A fast favourite.

 
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Big and bold, this mid season Tulip is a stand out garden feature. With large blooms to 12cm or a little more, it is certainly an impressive size. The petals blend red, orange and gold tones that deepen with maturity. Flowers open early to mid season.

Tulips are the superstars of spring. They can take centre stage like no other flower can and perform in unforgettable spring shows.

Tulips may have a reputation as `difficult customers’ 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 wait for 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.
If you have poor soils, 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 – but don’t forget the flowers will last longer if they have protection from the hot afternoon sun. Plant the bulbs 15-20cm deep with the pointed end up. Space your tulips 10-20cm apart, planting closer for a more spectacular show. Like most bulbs, tulips look their best when grouped together.
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. We suggest rotating the beds every few years to avoid disease.
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.


Supplied as: Bulb
Size: na

Code

TUGOB

Botantical name

Tulipa hybrida

Height

30-60cm

Width

10-15cm

Flowers

Early to 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