Vivacious red petals with a soft, creamy white to yellow edge.
Monet Tulips have huge, goblet shaped blooms that are head and shoulders above the rest! We love the array of bold, bright colour that these hardy bulbs provide. Monet Tulips are especially suited to Australian climatic conditions, they have the biggest, boldest flower heads and the strongest stems.
Tulips have a bit of a Prima Donna reputation. And while they are a little more work than some bulbs, they do put on an amazing show. Once you know how though they are easy as pie!
An easy way to remember when to plant your Tulips is Mother`s Day, by this time of year the soil has cooled sufficiently for planting.
If you are lucky enough to live where the weather is warm, you will need to chill your bulbs. To do this place them in a paper bag, egg carton or similar breathable containment, then pop them into the crisper (don`t confuse them with onions!) and leave them for a 4-6 weeks (for Tulips some say up to 8 weeks but it is a long time taking up valuable fridge space so just do your best). Chilling your Tulips brings their flowering time forward and converts the carbohydrates to sugars stimulating growth in the bulb. By bringing your flowering forward, the flowers will open before the warm weather and last longer. If you live in an area that gets at least two frosts a year you do not need to refrigerate your Tulip bulbs.
During this down time you can 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. Plant closer for a bigger 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.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Tulipa x hybrida
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade