Tulipa 'Eternal Flame'
double early tulip bulbs
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: late April
- Flower colour: pinkish-red
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 11/12
Variegated leaves emerge in late winter or early spring with a pink-flushed, cream edge. In mid-to-late spring the similarly-coloured buds appear and open to deliciously opulent pinkish-red flowers. Tough and robust, yet very very colourful, these double early tulips look dazzling in the border and make fine additions to pots or windowboxes.
- Garden care: From September to December plant the 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
Tips of emerging leaves appear brown and scorched, and often shrivel and rot. The foliage soon becomes covered in a grey fungus. Brown spots appear on the leaves and flowers, which may also rot.Read full article
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