Tulip 'Alison Bradley'
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- Perennial (grown as an annual)
- Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- April - May
- 30cm (12in)
- Full Sun
- 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.
Last year we had a trial here of so-called Peony-flowered tulips, the Double Earlies and Lates. I LOVE an early tulip and this new variety, photographed here in the second week of April, sumptuous for a pot, border or vase, comes into flower well before the middle of spring. It’s like the purple version of the ever-popular ‘Chato’.
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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.
After flowering leave the foliage to die back naturally if you want to reuse the bulbs.