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Tulips are among the most versatile of all Spring bulbs.
Within the tulip genus, there is an enormous range of choice of height, colour, form and flowering time. The uses to which you can use tulips are only limited by your imagination, species tulips in woodland, small groups to draw the eye in a herbaceous border, impact show borders, stunning patio and container planting, soldier planting for formal beds or planting in clumps to provide a mass of colour in spring.
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Tulips will thrive in almost any type of soil where there is reasonable drainage. During the growing season they like plenty of moisture but the roots must not stand in water. Be careful not to feed tulips during the growing season as this will produce 'leggy' plants. Plant from October until late December 4 inches deep and approximately 5 to 6 inches apart.