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  • species tulip bulbs
  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.1m

Tulipa acuminata

species tulip bulbs

50% OFF Tulip bulbs
3 bulbs £9.99 £4.99
3 bulbs £9.99 £4.99
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: late April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy.
  • Bulb size: 6

    This is a very old variety which has come back into vogue recently and is causing quite a stir. It has curious elongated petals that are a mixture of red or yellow, normally with more yellow towards the base and red towards the tips. The strange, spidery blooms are great for providing interest to garden borders or wildflower meadows in mid-spring.

  • Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.
  • Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy
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