Tulip 'Antraciet' and Wallflower 'Sugar Rush Purple Bicolour' F1

Harmony, not contrast, is the name of the game here, with the luscious satin tulip mixed with the matching wallflower. More
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Harmony, not contrast, is the name of the game here, with the luscious satin 'Antraciet' tulip mixed with the matching, 'Sugar Rush Purple Bicolour' wallflower.

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Type Hardy Biennial, Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Wallflower, Tulip
Border Position Border (Middle)
Soil Type Neutral - Alkaline
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing Plant bulbs 20cm (8in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight. Plant wallflowers 12inch apart, try to keep a good sod of earth round the root when you transplant as the tiny spider roots gives the plant a good start before winter.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting October - December
Care Tips Don’t plant tulips until mid-late October. Plant pointy end up 10-15cm deep, 8cm apart in borders (less in containers). You can use a mycorrhizal Bulb Starter. After flowering leave the foliage to die back naturally if you want to reuse the bulbs.
Flowering April - May
Vase Life Tulips make supreme cut flowers. Strip the bottom leaves, tie the stems in paper and allow to drink with the stems held vertical for 8 hours. This helps keep the stems straight. With wallflowers, they last up to 10 days in clean water and even last in a hot room which will bring out their scent. Sear their stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
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 'Antraciet' and Wallflower 'Sugar Rush Purple Bicolour' F1 reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Gillian

Tulips lovely but the wallflowers were very slow to get going and flower

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Very big flowers on tulips were attractive, but a little darker than we anticipated. Wall flowers lasted well.Quite tall.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elaine

Beautiful - exactly as in the brochure. Flowered for weeks and weeks