Christmas Dream Tulips Bulbs

Tulips Early Single Tulip Christmas Dream

Christmas Dream

Beautiful large egg shaped head of gleaming rich rose fading off to silvery pink at the petal edges. Exceptionally fine for early forcing and a strong garden Tulip for an early display.

Height: 35cm / 14"

Flowering Time: April

Primary Colour: Pink

Time For Forcing: A. Second week of January

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With a rich rose egg shaped head which with time will fade to a silvery pink at its petal's edges, Christmas Dream is classified as and Early Single Tulip which are known to be one of the earliest forms of tulips. Originally created by bredding the two species varieties T. gesneriana and T. suaveolens the Early Single Tulips keep their low habit of the their parents, with Christmas Dream measuring up at 35cm which is standard for Early SIngles. Valuable for placing in beds and exposed gardens due to their comparatively short height this April flowering variety can also be forced with Christmas Dream being marked for forcing in the second week of January.

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.

Tulip failures are mostly due to damage by slugs and snails. Apply a slug repellant immediately after planting and repeat at monthly intervals until the plants stand well above the ground.

Note: If you are using one of the many available bulb planters be sure that the soil in the whole planting area is well worked to prevent any sitting water at the bottom of the hole made by the planter.

For indoor culture the best time to pot is September or October in fresh soil or loam mixed with sand or leaf mould. Do not use old potting material. Place the pots in a cool spot in the garden and cover with 15cm of clean soil, leave until top growth has attained 8-10cm. Transfer indoors and keep in the dark in a temperature not exceeding 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In a fortnight they made be removed to the light and the temperature slightly raised.

For indoor culture the best time to pot is September or October in fresh soil or loam mixed with sand or leaf mould. Do not use old potting material. Place the pots in a cool spot in the garden and cover with 15cm of clean soil, leave until top growth has attained 8-10cm. Transfer indoors and keep in the dark in a temperature not exceeding 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In a fortnight they made be removed to the light and the temperature slightly raised.

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