Tulipa whittallii

Tulip whittallii is a truly beautiful tulip, in the deepest coppery orange. Rare and unusual, yet easy and reliable to grow. More
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Tulipa whittallii is a truly beautiful tulip, in the deepest coppery orange. Rare and unusual, yet easy and reliable to grow. I've had this growing from the same batch of bulbs for fifteen years now in my garden.

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
Variety whittallii
Group Species
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip
Border Position Front
Bulb Size 12/+

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6/+

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Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented, Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 25cm (10in)
Spacing Plant 20cm (8in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight.
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.
Flowering April
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper and soak for 8 hrs. This helps keep the stems straight.
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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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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Very Attractive

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Reviewed 5th May 2015 by Jean Robinson

Pretty colour, look delicate but have withstood the strong winds and rain and given a lovely display.