Tulipa 'Red Rover'

triumph tulip bulbs

10 bulbs £3.99 Buy
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30 bulbs £9.99 Buy
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Clarion-clear, ruby-red tulip for April flower and this one will glow in sunshine like a jewel carried on an intricate Turkish carpet from the orient.

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April
  • Flower colour: red
  • Other features: excellent cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 12+

    The colour of this tulip is very intense and is probably one of the 'truest' reds - even while still in bud. It is incredibly versatile as you can plant it with so many different colours. Try it with shades of pink for softer schemes or be bold and mix it with purples for some serious wow factor.

  • 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

Tulipa 'Blue Parrot'

parrot tulip bulbs

Luscious lavender-mauve petals

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Tulipa 'Mickey Mouse'

single early tulip bulbs

Early yellow and red striped flowers

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Tulipa 'Orange Princess'

double late tulip bulbs

A big, blousey orange tulip

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