Tulip 'Estella Rijnveld'
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Perennial (grown as an annual)
- Container Garden, Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- 60cm (24in)
- 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 remember seeing a terracotta pot planted with these forty years ago and thinking it was one of the most luxuriously beautiful things I’d ever clapped eyes on. I now grow it for myself every year, 7 or 8 bulbs in a pair of medium-sized terracottas to have on the doorstep and bring inside to show-off when people come round. It needs a nest of sticks to support it, and I cover the soil with moss and then boy-oh-boy, your table is dressed to impress!
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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.