Tulip 'Unique de France'
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Perennial (grown as an annual)
- Container Garden
- 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.
Tulip 'Unique de France' has amazing petals - shiny and gleaming lipstick red, certainly one of the most vibrant coloured tulips but most unique for its foliage. This tulip is a sport of the Ile de France which usually has a grey blue layer of wax on the leaves of the tulips, giving them a matte finish. The leaves on this tulip lack that coating and look as if they have been polished with silver polish.
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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.