Ile de France Tulips Bulbs

Tulips Mid-Season Tulip Ile de France

Ile de France

A lovely head of rich wine-red glowing where the light strikes it. This is a really outstanding tulip in colour, shape and habit and is unaffected by inclement weather. 

Height: 50cm / 20"

Flowering Time: April-May

Primary Colour: Red

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  • Description
  • Time for planting

A outstanding wine red flower which is unaffected by inclement weather, Ile de France 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. Ile de France will grow to 50cm and was raised 1968.

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.