Tulip 'Sapporo'

Tall, elegant flowers emerge in buttery yellow, then quickly fade to cream with the palest, softest, unsalted butter coloured interior. More
15 bulbs 260926-15 £6.95 In stock
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30 bulbs 260926-30 £12.50 In stock
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Tall, elegant flowers emerge in buttery yellow, then quickly fade to cream with the palest, softest, unsalted butter coloured interior.

Genus Tulipa
Group/Species Lily flowered
Variety Sapporo
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 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 April
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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Delivery

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Lovely tulip

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Reviewed 12th May 2018 by Shirley Tolley

The first time I have grown this tulip, it's so lovely I'll definitely be growing it again next year. It also has good weather tolerance which is a must up here in Orkney.

Long lasting and so pretty

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Reviewed 23rd September 2017 by J Orchard

These started soft yellow and faded to pure white. They flowered for weeks in pots. Planted with soft yellow daffs and pale blue and yellow violas. They faded to white in time to match the apple blossom above.

Beautiful

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Reviewed 10th May 2015 by Elaine Gleave

These are so elegant, they start off a lemon colour and fade to a fab buttermilk also they last for ages, a great buy!