Tulip Bulbs - Foxy Foxtrot
A delightful dancer!
The Foxy Foxtrot tulip is a beautiful double tulip in shades of peach, orange and yellow. Large double blooms, these tulips will create a cheerful display during April. The Foxy Foxtrot is the perfect addition to spring bouquets and great in your favourite patio containers. Height 21-30cm; spread 11-20cm. Bulb size 11/12cm.
- A beautiful dancing double tulip in shades of peach, orange and yellow.
- The perfect addition to spring bouquets or your favourite patio containers.
- Create uplifting and eye-catching displays in April.
Growing Tulips from bulbs
Tulip bulbs need a depth of about 20cm. This will prevent them from getting slugged and will encourage flowering year after year. Plant bulbs in ordinary plastic pots that will in turn fit inside your more attractive containers. Then, when they've finished flowering they can be removed, leaving the container ready for summer planting.
For more information, discover the Tulip Grow Guide.
Autumn planting bulbs
The appearance of early spring flowers is when many of us breathe a sigh of relief, the dark days of winter are nearly over. Whether you add your bulbs to beds and borders or patio pots and containers they bring a wonderland of colour to our gardens.
For top tips, view our How to Plant Spring Bulbs guide.
Hardiness:-6 to -10 degrees
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:True
As a rule, plant your bulbs at least twice as deep as their height. So, a bulb that is 5cm tall will do best planted at a depth of 10cm. The exception being tulip bulbs which need a depth of about 20cm. This will prevent them from getting slugged and will encourage flowering year after year. Plant bulbs in ordinary plastic pots that will in turn fit inside your more attractive containers. Then, when they've finished flowering they can be removed, leaving the container ready for summer planting. When planting in fairly deep containers, try layering your bulbs. Start by placing the largest bulbs at the bottom, add a layer of compost and then the next sized bulbs. Repeat until you have the placed the smallest bulbs at the top, covered with a layer of compost. Bulbs don't like having damp bottoms (does anyone?) so make sure containers have plenty of drainage holes. When planting direct choose a well-drained spot where the soil is rich with hummus. When planting direct go for a natural look as opposed to planting in rows. The best way of achieving this is by gently rolling a handful of bulbs over the soil and plant where they land. If planting in a lawn remember that bulb foliage needs to be left to die down naturally. This will delay your lawn mowing activity so choose a spot where a clump of longer grass mixed with dying bulb foliage won't look too bad. Alternatively, go ahead and mow, replacing the bulbs in the autumn. Allowing bulbs to self-seed beneath trees and amongst shrubs means they will naturalise into drifts of stunning colour. To avoid digging the bulbs up by accident or worse, spearing them with a fork, mark where they are planted. Tulips are best planted late, in November or even into December. Make planting easy by using a bulb planting tool. Both long and short handled versions are available. The added bonus being that the correct planting depths are clearly marked.
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers, raised beds. Suitable for cutting. Attractive to butterflies and bees. Grows well in sun or shade.
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