Tulipa 'Don Quichotte'
triumph tulip bulbs
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: Apr-May
- Flower colour: rich pink
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 11/12
Great for mass bedding displays, this stately Triumph tulip has vibrant, cherry pink flowers that appear in mid season and mix well with other shades of pink, lavenders, blues and whites. It has sturdy stems, compact foliage and a classic flower shape, which holds up well to adverse weather conditions.
- 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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Q:Early May flowering Tulips
Hello! I am looking for some stunning early May flowering tulips to be planted for a wedding. I was hoping for a combination to go with a deep purple-black tulip. Do you have any suggestions regarding tulips that would flower for the start of May and hold their form if their was bad weather? I really appreciate your response. With regards, PetaAsked on 9/30/2009 by Peta Samuelsson
A:Hello Peta, It is always difficult to say exactly when any plant will flower, as so much is dependent on the weather, but any of the following should work:- Arabian Mystery http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bulbs/tulips/kitchengarden/cutting-flowers/bulbs/tulipa-arabian-mystery/classid.2000008195/ Pittsburgh http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bulbs/tulips/tulipa-pittsburg/classid.2000010953/ Don Quichotte http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bulbs/tulips/tulipa-don-quichotte/classid.2000010947/ Ronaldo http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bulbs/tulips/kitchengarden/cutting-flowers/bulbs/tulipa-ronaldo/classid.2000008189/ Abu Hassan http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bulbs/tulips/kitchengarden/cutting-flowers/bulbs/tulipa-abu-hassan/classid.2000008164/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 9/30/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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