Tulip 'Persian Jewels'

This tulip reminds me of a Fabergé egg; delicate, richly coloured and perfectly formed. More
25 bulbs 261345-25 £10.95 In stock
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50 bulbs 261345-50 £21.50 In stock
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This tulip reminds me of a Fabergé egg; delicate, richly coloured and perfectly formed. It’s easy and reliable and naturalises well to become completely perennial. Beautiful for picking for a small Moroccan tea or sherry glass.

Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Species

Perennial species, also known as Botanical Tulips. Smaller and more delicate than modern hybrids, but normally very hardy and long-lived. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Persian Jewels
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Container, Front, In Grass
Bulb Size 6/8
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 15-20cm (6-8in)
Spacing 25cm (10in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant pointy end up, 10-15cm (4-6in) inches deep with 3 to 4 inches between each bulb. Protect from excessive wet, and plant somewhere sheltered from strong winds.
Care Tips Plant outdoors October - December
Flowering April - 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.
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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