Tulipa 'Blue Heron'
fringed tulip bulbs
High-sheen, lilac-blue tulip with neatly fringed, crystalline edging to the petals - the flowers bend outwards as they open to reveal a paler silver-lilac middle.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: Apr-May
- Flower colour: violet-blue
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 11/12
The violet-blue open flowers have a darker centre and an attractive pale lilac frilly edge that resembles hoar frosting. They are long lasting, either in the border or as cut flowers.
- Garden care:In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. 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.
- Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy
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