Tulipa humilis 'Persian Pearl'

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Buy Tulipa humilis 'Persian Pearl' miscellaneous group tulip bulbs: This one naturalises easily

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 5/6

    The flowers of this diminutive species tulip are a bright shade of pinkish purple. Initially bowl-shaped, they open to form stars, which is when the dazzling yellow eye become even more noticeable. This is a low-maintenance tulip, that does not need to be lifted ech year, and can be used to spread through gravel garden, alpine beds and patio pots.

  • 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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