Tulip 'Vovos' and 'La Belle Epoque' with Wallflower 'Sunset Apricot' F1

Absolutely my favourite tulip and wallflower combination, with the extraordinary exotic beauty, Tulip 'Vovos', with our all-time favourite, Tulip 'La Belle Epoque'. More
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Absolutely my favourite tulip and wallflower combination, with the extraordinary exotic beauty, Tulip ‘Vovos’, with our all-time favourite, Tulip ‘La Belle Epoque’. Their colours matched by Erysimum ‘Sunset Apricot’, which excelled in our wallflower trials in 2017. This is unparalleled growing together in a pot, the garden or picked for a vase.

This collection contains:
Genus Erysimum, Tulipa
Variety La Belle Epoque, Sunset Apricot F1, Vovos
Type Hardy Biennial (grown as a Hardy Annual), Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip, Wallflower
Border Position Container, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant your wallflowers as soon as they arrive, 25-30cm (10-12in) apart and then in November slot the tulip bulbs (pointy end up using a long-handled bulb planter) all through them to a depth of 15-20cm (6-8in).
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 - May
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper to hold them ramrod 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. If you prefer them bolt upright all the way through their cut flower life, poke a pin or darning needle through the stem, just below the flower and then remove the needle. This disrupts the very active area of cell division, where the main growth comes from after picking. The tulip then won’t develop a hanging head. I only do this with the whopper-headed varieties.
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months
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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