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Tulips Species Tulip Cretica Hilde
This little tulip originates from the hills and lower ground of Crete, it has 1-4 flowers which are white edged with pink, the tepal is stained yellow, ideal for pots or the rockery.
Height: 7cm / 3"
Flowering Time: April
Primary Colour: White
Recommended For Naturalizing: Yes
- Time for planting
One of the newer varieties it's a very pretty flower. originating from the grounds of Crete it has 1-4 flowers which are white-edged with pink, the tepal is stained yellow, ideal for pots or the rockery.
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.