Tulip 'Antraciet' and Wallflower 'Ruby Gem'

Harmony, not contrast, is the name of the game here, with the luscious satin 'Antraciet' tulip mixed with the matching, 'Ruby Gem' 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, 'Ruby Gem' wallflower.

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Genus Tulipa and Erysimum cheiri
Group/Species Double Late

Also known as Peony-flowered. These have large, fully double flowers up to 12cm wide. Click here for more information about tulip groups.

Variety Antraciet, Ruby Gem
Type Hardy Biennial, Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Tulip and Wallflower
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 25-50cm (10-20in)
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 Leave planting your tulips until the cold weather has set in, as this will help wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Deadhead the wallflowers regularly to prolong flowering.
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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