Tulips Species Tulip humilis Alba Coerulea Oculata
An exquisite and very beautiful species. The striking colour combination of the glistening pure white pointed petals and bold steel blue base is very unusual.
Height: 10cm / 4"
Bulb Size: 5+
Flowering Time: April
Primary Colour: White
Recommended For Naturalising: Yes
- Time for planting
This fantastic short, early flowering tulip is an excellent choice for the garden, border or woodland with pure glistening white pointed petals and bold steel blue base.
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.