Tulip 'Abu Hassan'

Tulip 'Abu Hassan' is an old-fashioned tulip with rich, tapestry-coloured charm. More
15 bulbs 260854-15 £6.95

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Tulip 'Abu Hassan' is an old-fashioned tulip with rich, tapestry-coloured charm.

These remind me of the most incredible pair of velvet curtains with petals in a deep mahogany-crimson with a soft edge of gold. The texture is as soft and rich as the colour. Very perennial too.

Please note this tulip is sold in the 11/12 size rather than our usual 12/+ size. Don't forget that tulips like to be planted late in October and November with the colder weather, and need a little watering if planted in pots.

Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Triumph

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Variety Abu Hassan
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 11/12

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
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 mid April - 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.
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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Tulip "Abu Hassan"

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Reviewed 2nd August 2016 by Margaret Golby

This has to be the most fabulous tulip ever bred. I know it isn't a new variety but boy are they gorgeous. You will be in for a surprise.... if supplied as new bulbs you will get the delightfully unexpected vision of secondary flowers. Wonderful. I hope to get a few new bulbs every year but apart from P&P very few garden centres stock them.

Magical

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Reviewed 11th August 2014 by Jacqui

I saw a bed of these looking like a magic carpet in a famous garden. They took my breath away.