Tulipa 'Monte Carlo'

double early tulip bulbs

10 bulbs £5.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil (for container-grown bulbs use two parts John Innes No2 compost to one part sharp grit)
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March and April
  • Flower colour: yellow
  • 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: 10/11

    Many petalled flowers, that open to form large, slightly ruffled bowl-shapes as they mature, will steal the show in the spring border. Team it up with red and yellow bi-colours and other hot colours for sizzling display. They also look great with cooling blue tones.

  • 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

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