Tulipa 'Purple Prince'
single late tulip bulbs
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: mid-May
- Flower colour: purple
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 11/12
- 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.
Glorious purple flowers, which have a lilac flush on the outer edges of the petals, open as they mature to reveal a dark interior with a golden yellow eye. Held on stout stems above the grey-green foliage, they will hold up well in poor weather conditions and make excellent cut flowers. Suitable for planting with most shades of pink, blue and lilac.
- Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy
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