Tulipa 'Red Shine'
lily flowered tulip bulbs
A late tiffany lamp of ruby-red glass shaded in darker tones. This elegant, lily-flowered tulips towers above the others - outshining and outlasting them.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May
- Flower colour: red
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 12+
When the sun comes out, the petals of this ruby-red tulip really look like they are glowing. The beautiful lily-flowered shape is another bonus as these always look particularly elegant.
- 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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