Helmar Tulips Bulbs

Tulips Mid-Season Tulip Helmar


Introduced in 1986. A showy tulip with a large head of primrose yellow. Rising from the base there are broad flames of glowing ruby red on each petal feathering off towards the edges. Reminiscent of the 'Rembrandt' types it is really an old favourite.

Height: 55cm / 22"

Flowering Time: April-May

Primary Colour: Yellow

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Reminiscent of the old ‘Rembrandt’ tulips with a feathered flame of ruby red on a large primrose yellow head, Helmar is a Mid Season Tulip. As a form these Tulips are some of the most suitable for exposed positions due to their robust nature and resistance to adverse weather. As their name suggests they flower between April and May in the middle of the season which helps keeps colour going in the garden when planted with early flowering Tulips. Helmar will grow to 55cm, is a sport of Yellow Mask and raised 1986.

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.