Tulip 'Rococo' and Wallflower 'Sunset Orange' F1

Tulips and wallflowers are wonderful planted together. Plant this pair in the border or in a pot on the doorstep for a hot splash of colour in spring. More
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Tulips and wallflowers are wonderful planted together. A rich contrast between the brilliant red Tulip ‘Rococo’ and flame-coloured wallflowers.

This collection contains:
  • 10 bulbs of Tulip 'Rococo'
  • 5 jumbo seedlings of Wallflower 'Sunset Orange' F1
Genus Cheiranthus, Tulipa
Group/Species Parrot,

Cultivar with unusual fringed, curled and twisted petals. Mainly late-flowering. Stems of variable length with large flowers which can be bi-coloured. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

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Variety Rococo, Sunset Orange
Type Hardy Biennial (grown as a Hardy Annual), Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Wallflower, Tulip
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
Spacing 25-30cm (10-12in)
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 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.
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
Advice & Videos
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Tulip 'Rococo' and Wallflower 'Sunset Orange' F1 reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tarja

Tulips lovely, wallflowers didn't grow well, very 'straggly'