triumph tulip bulbs
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: Apr-May
- Flower colour: deep maroon-purple
- Other features: excellent cut-flowers
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 12+
Rich, deep maroon-purple with lovely coloured veining make this a spectacular tulip for spring bedding displays. The petals have a rounded shape with pointed tips and have a smoky sheen and silky texture.
- 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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Q:Early May flowering Tulips
Hello! I am looking for some stunning early May flowering tulips to be planted for a wedding. I was hoping for a combination to go with a deep purple-black tulip. Do you have any suggestions regarding tulips that would flower for the start of May and hold their form if their was bad weather? I really appreciate your response. With regards, PetaAsked on 9/30/2009 by Peta Samuelsson
A:Hello Peta, It is always difficult to say exactly when any plant will flower, as so much is dependent on the weather, but any of the following should work:- Arabian Mystery http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bulbs/tulips/kitchengarden/cutting-flowers/bulbs/tulipa-arabian-mystery/classid.2000008195/ Pittsburgh http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bulbs/tulips/tulipa-pittsburg/classid.2000010953/ Don Quichotte http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bulbs/tulips/tulipa-don-quichotte/classid.2000010947/ Ronaldo http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bulbs/tulips/kitchengarden/cutting-flowers/bulbs/tulipa-ronaldo/classid.2000008189/ Abu Hassan http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/bulbs/tulips/kitchengarden/cutting-flowers/bulbs/tulipa-abu-hassan/classid.2000008164/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 9/30/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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