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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- 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.
You won’t miss this tulip in a border, commanding of the eye, it reminds me of tulips you might see in the Long Border or High Garden at Great Dixter which must hold their own from fifty feet or more.
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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.