Madame de Pompadour Tulip Collection
- Border (Middle), Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- April - May
- 45cm (18in)
- Full Sun
- In October/November, plant pointy end up 10-15cm deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs to a depth of 25-30cm if room is tight. For containers, space bulbs 1-2cm apart if planting in a single layer, give them more room, 2-3cm if planting in a bulb lasagne.
Mme de Pompadour has a touch of darkness in the midst of all her silk and ribbon flounces. If you want something that treads the middle ground between the soft and the sombre, this is the one. That balance is perfect here — and I absolutely love it.This collection contains 5 or 10 bulbs each of:
- Tulip 'Uncle Tom'
- Tulip 'Copper Image'
- Tulip 'Slawa'
- Tulip 'Black Hero'
- Tulip 'Black Parrot'
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Tulip petals are all edible. We scatter them over salad and use some petals dipped in tempura batter and served with a spring garden Frito Misto. Tulip 'White Valley' is a favourite for this.
Allow foliage to die down naturally if you are hoping to reuse the bulbs the following year.