Fly Away Tulips Bulbs

Tulips Lily Flowered Tulip Fly Away

Fly Away

Bright rusty red merging to clear yellow at the petal edges. In the sun, the narrow tapering petals open wide to give a “fly away” effect. Much admired at our Chelsea exhibit.

Height: 60cm / 24"

Flowering Time: April-May

Primary Colour: Orange

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Much admired at the Chelsea Flower Show, Fly Away is a rusty red Lily Flowered Tulip with clear yellow edges. Introduced in 1915 Lily Flowered Tulips can trace their origins back to the 18th Century and the Species Tulip acuminata. With long and elegant reflexed pointed petals The Lily Flowered Tulips are best grown in groups within the border with their strong wiry stems. They flower from Late April into May and are on average 50cm tall, with Fly Away in particular growing taller to 60cm. 

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.