Tulips Kaufmanniana Tulip Showwinner
Inside gleaming scarlet red petals while on the outside they are the same lovely colour with a slight dark bloom. Neat foliage quite heavily marked with broad stripes.
Height: 25cm / 10"
RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Bulb Size: 12+
Flowering Time: March-April
Primary Colour: Red
Recommended For Naturalising: Yes
- Time for planting
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.