Soft and Graceful Drift Mix

A romantic combination of fritillaries, camassias, narcissi and hybrid tulips in ivory, white and cream - this once planted, will repeat for years. More
80 bulbs (1 square metre) 261517-80 £45.95 Delivery late September
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Like the very best bridal gown, we fell on this romantic Carien Van Boxtel combination of fritillaries, camassias, narcissi, species and hybrid tulips in ivory, white and cream. The mixture of flower shapes are perfect, the heights, and soft variation in tone — this once planted, will repeat for years.

This collection contains:
  • 15 bulbs of Tulip 'Exotic Emperor' Mix
  • 20 bulbs of Tulip turkestanica Mix
  • 15 bulbs of Tulip 'Mieke Telkamp' Mix
  • 25 bulbs of Narcissus 'Sailboat'
  • 2 bulbs of Fritillaria raddeana
  • 3 bulbs of Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacajawea' (v)
Type Perennial
Border Position Ground Cover (Scattered)
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Fritillaria and Narcissus should be planted 6-8" (15-20cm) deep ideally in rich soil, which has had fertiliser added, preferably one that is well drained, so the bulbs can have a dry dormancy in the summer. The Tulips should be planted pointy end up 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 8cm (3in) apart. For a naturalised drift appearance mix the bulbs in a wheel barrow and scatter them over the ground and plant where they land (with a little editing).
Care Tips Don’t plant tulips until the cold weather has set in - this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Dip the bulbs first into a saucer of water, then into mycorrhizal Bulb Starter (to help the Starter stick) when planting and mulch with manure. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down; this allows the bulb to store more food.
Flowering March - May
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper to hold them ramrod straight and leave to drink for at least 3 hours – or overnight. This helps keep the stems straight, but tulips do continue to grow after picking so curves may appear. If you prefer them bolt upright all the way through their cut flower life, poke a pin or darning needle through the stem, just below the flower and then remove the needle. This disrupts the very active area of cell division, where the main growth comes from after picking. The tulip then won’t develop a hanging head. I only do this with the whopper-headed varieties.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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