Tulip orphanidea (Whittallii Group)
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Ground Cover (Scattered)
- Broad Tolerance
- 30cm (12in)
- Common name
- Full Sun
- Plant 20cm (8in) deep, 8cm apart. Layer bulbs if room is tight.
- 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.
Tulipa whittallii is a truly beautiful tulip, in the deepest coppery orange. Rare and unusual, yet easy and reliable to grow. I've had this growing from the same batch of bulbs for fifteen years now in my garden.
Our tulip bulbs are the best and biggest we can find, from tried and trusted growers. Don't forget that tulips like to be planted late in October and November with the colder weather, and need a little watering if planted in pots.
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After flowering leave the foliage to die back naturally if you want to reuse the bulbs.