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Tulip 'Turkestanica' | Sarah Raven

Tulip 'Turkestanica'

A classic species tulip which will last for decades, spreading gradually in a border or grass, with excellent architectural seed pods too.
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15 organic bulbs

25 bulbs (261017-25)

50 bulbs (261017-50)

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Ground Cover (Scattered)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
March
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
turkestanica (Botanical)
Common name
Turkestan Tulip
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
15 organic bulbs
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
Plant 20cm (8in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight.
Cultivation
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. After flowering leave the foliage to die back naturally if you want to reuse the bulbs.

Description

This is THE naturalising tulip par-excellence, with beautiful pointy, elegant flowers followed by almost as pretty seedpods. Throw a handful of bulbs out over the grass and plant them just where they fall, to create a sward worthy of a Persian bulb field. You can add in scillas and chionodoxas as here.

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Care Tips

After flowering leave the foliage to die back naturally if you want to reuse the bulbs.