Tulip 'Mariette'

A well justified re-introduction, 'Mariette', a tulip of my childhood in brilliant pink which is very long-lasting. More
5 bulbs 260948A £3.95 In stock
15 bulbs 260948-15 £8.95 In stock
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30 bulbs 260948-30 £15.50 In stock
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A well justified re-introduction, 'Mariette', a tulip of my childhood in brilliant pink which is very long-lasting, coming back just as strong year after year.

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Genus Tulipa
Variety Mariette
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 55cm (22in)
Spacing 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.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant outdoors October-December.
Care Tips Don't plant tulip bulbs until the cold weather has set in – this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Leave the browning foliage on your tulips until every leaf has died right down – this allows the bulb to store more food and increases the chances of good flowering the following year.
Flowering May
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper to hold the stems ram-rod 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.
Harvesting Flowers in May
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
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Delivery

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Tulip 'Mariette' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Walder

colour started less pink and more orange than expected but soon changed

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Vivienne

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Donna

Service good however flower colour not as shown in photo. More barbie pink than magenta.