Tulipa 'André Rieu'
single late tulip bulbs
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May
- Flower colour: pinky-purple
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb Size: 12+
A gorgeous single late tulip, this one is named after the famous Dutch musician. It has tall, strong stems which are topped with elegant, grey-purple flowers that have a blue central ring and vertical cream stripes running up the insides of each petal.
- Garden care:In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm (6-8in) deep in fertile, well-drained soil. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.
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Q:although my tulips came up nicely LAST year they have not even shown their heads at all this year could it have been the bulbs have been eaten by insectsAsked on 7/7/2014 by Rose from london
As a general rule, tulips should be lifted each year after they have died back as they rarely perform well if left in the ground (unless you are growing species tulips). It is quite possible though that the bulbs were eaten by squirrels or mice, or had their emerging tips sliced off by hungry slugs and snails.Answered on 7/8/2014 by helen from crocus
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