Carnaval de Nice Tulips Bulbs

Tulips Paeony Flowered Tulip Carnaval de Nice

Carnaval de Nice

The fully double flowers are sparkling white feathered with rich raspberry red on the outside of petals making a delightful colour combination. A silvery white rim to the silver green foliage is an added attraction. A lovely tulip for the border and extremely long lasting.

Height: 50cm / 20"

RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Bulb Size: 12+

Flowering Time: April-May

Primary Colour: White

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A lovely tulip for the border and extremely long lasting, Carnaval de Nice is a Paeony Flowered Tulip with fully double white flowers with raspberry red flames atop silvery green foilage. Slightly later than the similar looking Early Double Tulips the Paeony Flowered come into bloom at the end of April into May. In contrast to the Early Doubles the Paeonies have larger heads and usually have longer stems, around double the height, ranging from 35cm to 70cm, with Carnaval de Nice coming in around 50cm. These tulips are robust and are suitable for planting in groups in the border and in pots, however they differ from Early Double Tulips as they are not suitable for indoor culture.

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.

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