Tulipa 'Orange Princess'
double late tulip bulbs
A sport from the fabulous 'Princess Irene' - this frilly, fully double tulip shares the same warmed nasturtium-orange colouring and garnet-to-purple thumbprint. Use that dark shading to highlight dark tulips.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April
- Flower colour: orange flushed red
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 11/12
An award-winning tulip which is a double form of Princess Irene. It has rich orange petals flamed garnet red that are yellowish at the base and often tipped with green. The inside petals have a brownish tint. These delightful, multi-coloured bowl-shaped flowers top sturdy stems in April.
- 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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