Tulip 'Ice Stick'

The earliest of the early-earlies, you'll have this tulip in flower at the beginning of March and what better gateway to spring could you ask for? More
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The earliest of the early-earlies, you’ll have this in flower at the beginning of March and what better gateway to spring could you ask for? As a Fosteriana type, this is very perennial too.

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Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Kaufmanniana Group
Variety Ice Stick
Type Perennial
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Border (Front), In Grass
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant pointy end up 10-15cm (4-6in) deep, 8cm (3in) apart. Layer bulbs to a depth of 25-30cm (10-12in) if room is tight. Remember to add plenty of grit if your soil is heavy. For containers, space bulbs 1-2cm (½-1in) apart if planting in a single layer, give them more room, 2-3cm (1-1½in) if planting in a bulb lasagne.
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 - April
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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