Tulipa 'Apricot Beauty'
single early tulip bulbs
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March and April
- Flower colour: pink
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers; all parts of the plant may cause a mild stomach upset if ingested; contact with any parts of the plant may aggravate skin allergies
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- bulb size: 11/12
- Garden care: From 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.
The sturdy stems of these single, early-flowering tulips stand up well in wind and rain, and in March and April are topped with soft, salmon-pink, cup-shaped flowers, each with an orange margin. Robust and versatile, they're perfect for planting in a sunny, sheltered, well-drained border or a large patio container. Plant them where you can best enjoy the subtle but sweet scent of the blooms.
- Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy
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