Cummins Tulips Bulbs

Tulips Fringed Tulip Cummins


An ever popular variety at the Chelsea Flower Show. The large lavender mauve head has a silvery white edge which is most artistically frilled. The blue green foliage creates an excellent foil.

Height: 55cm / 22"

Bulb Size: 12+

Flowering Time: April-May

Primary Colour: Purple

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A large lavender tulip with a silvery white edging, Cummins is a Fringed Tulip which is a popular variety from the Chelsea Flower Show. A form which is now separately classified from the Parrot Tulips as the edges have a clear crystalline fringe as opposed to more deeply cut feathered effect of Parrot Tulips. The Fringed Tulips are predominantly lacking the green markings on the outer petals which is quite common in Parrot Tulips. Cummins will grow to 55cm and will flower in April to May.

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.