Rich coloured flowers
Rich purple-pink flowers with brilliant black centres. The dwarf plants are perfect for containers, borders or rockeries. Flowers March to April. Height 10-20cm. Bulb size 6cm+. (Bulb sizes quoted in centimetres refer to the circumference of bulbs. All bulbs are sourced from cultivated stocks.)
Species (or 'botanical') tulips originate in Central Asia. They have fascinating colours which look magnificent in rockeries, borders and wild gardens alike.
Tulips are a must for every spring garden, creating colourful displays in beds, borders, containers and rockeries. These classic beauties are, of course, the perfect companions to spring bedding plants and they make superb cut flowers too. They are the embodiment of a British spring garden, and did you know that in the early 17th century, when 'tulip mania' hit Holland, prices of the recently introduced bulbs soared, some single bulbs selling for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman! Today there are literally thousands of varieties available, in a stunning array of colours and forms.
Aftercare - Easy:True
Aftercare - Moderate:False
Aftercare - High:False
RHS Award of Garden Merit:False
Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False
Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
Grows in Sun or Shade:True
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers, hanging baskets, rockeries. Prefers full sun.