Tulip 'Colour Fusion'
In this mix
- Perennial (grown as an annual)
- Broad Tolerance
- 45cm (18in)
- Common name
- 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.
I love this, Arthur hates it — and that’s what this tulip does, strongly divide opinion. As a single stem, there was nothing I enjoyed more running in narrow neck bottles down our kitchen table and a posse of five by our bed, each one crazier than the next.
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.