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  • miscellaneous group tulip bulbs
  • Eventual height: 0.25m
  • Eventual spread: 0.1m

Tulipa 'Honky Tonk'

miscellaneous group tulip bulbs

RHS award of garden merit
25% OFF tulip bulbs
10 bulbs £4.99 £3.74
10 bulbs £4.99 £3.74
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 6

    Classified as a miscellaneous tulip, it has a cheery, pale yellow flower that is often flushed with pinky-red towards the top of the outer petals. The pointed petals form upright flowers that look like the flame of a candle, but as they mature the petals open and form a wide-spreading open bowl. It is quite low growing, so works well towards the front of a bedding scheme, and is equally happy in pots.

  • 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 deadhead 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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