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Tulips Species Tulip Schrenkii
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This marvellous flame-red species tulip is truly unique in the brightness of its colour, it is known to be very strong at naturalising and returning year after year. It's an ideal tulip to be planted in any outdoor situation very popular to plant in a rock garden or containers but will do equally well in the border.
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.