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Tulips Species Tulip clusiana Chrysantha
The outer petals are pure rose carmine merging to buff at the base whilst the inside petals are pure buttercup yellow. The foliage is narrow, long and upright.
Height: 20cm / 8"
RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Flowering Time: April
Primary Colour: Red / Yellow
- Time for planting
Named by Edmund Boissier gave to the yellow form of T. montana however, it was also incorrectly applied to yellow forms of T. clusiana which differ by having much narrower petals.
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.