Tulipa 'Little Beauty'
species tulip bulbs
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March - April
- Flower colour: bright pink
- Other features: 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: 6/8
From amongst the lax clumps of long, slender leaves, upright bowl-shaped flowers emerge on short, sturdy stems. The hot pink petals often have a green flush on their outer edges, while the inside eye is a mix of creamy white and rich blue.
- Garden care: From August to November plant the bulbs 15-15cm deep and 10-15cm apart in a sunny spot with fertile, well-drained soil. While actively growing, keep them moderately well watered and remove the flowers after they have faded. At that stage a balanced liquid fertiliser can be applied each week for 4 weeks before they die down.
- Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy
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