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Tulips Species Tulip praestans Fusilier
Clusters of 2-4 flowers of a flaming scarlet, pure and self coloured; foliage soft green. Flowers from March to April.
Height: 25cm / 10"
RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Flowering Time: March-April
Primary Colour: Red
- Time for planting
Tulip Paestrans Fusilier is one of the most known grown species tulips. Popular for how easy it grown in the open garden, in borders, beneath shrubs, or in grass. The most notable feature of the plantis its multiflowered habit, with up to seven flowers per bulb. This species grows on rocky slopes, screes and in light woodland.
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.