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Tulipa orphanidea (Whittallii Group) | Sarah Raven

Tulip orphanidea (Whittallii Group)

Tulip whittallii is a truly beautiful tulip, in the deepest coppery orange. Rare and unusual, yet easy and reliable to grow.
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30 bulbs

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Ground Cover (Scattered)
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
April
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
Botanical
Common name
Tulip
Moisture
Well-drained
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

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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Care Tips

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