Tulip 'Cairo'

Tulip 'Cairo' is for me the best of all the Single Earlies. It looks like a hanging lantern in a Moroccan souk lit from within, the inside a deep burnt-orange with a brandy-snap orange-brown exterior. More
15 bulbs 260473-15 £7.95

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Due to a crop shortage, we are unable to supply Tulip ‘Cairo’ as a single variety this year.
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Tulip 'Cairo' is for me the best of all the Single Earlies. It looks like a hanging lantern in a Moroccan souk lit from within, the inside a deep burnt-orange with a brandy-snap orange-brown exterior.

Our tulip bulbs are the best and biggest we can find, from tried and trusted growers. 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 Cairo
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front, Middle
Bulb Size 12/+

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Heavy Clay, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
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
Advice & Videos
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Layering bulbs – How to make a bulb lasagne

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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

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Tulip 'Cairo' reviews

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A golden cup

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Reviewed 16th May 2015 by Mrs Proctor

What an amazing tulip..my husband said it was the most amazing golden color, like you poured over it a can of real golden, metallic paint as the sun rays were falling on them. purely magical, he didn't know this color exists in nature..I missed the spectacle as I was abroad, but next year I am buying more of this -brandy snap-incredible collection.

Stunning Tulips

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Reviewed 23rd April 2015 by Jenny Hawksley

Tulipa 'Cairo' is the most amaziing bronzy orange colour and looks stunning in tubs with Euphorbia and Carex.