Rembrandt Tulip Bulbs
Rembrandt tulips capture the golden age of art and horticulture with their refined stripes and perfect cup shaped heads. A tall tulip flowering in late April or May, these are certainly show stealing flowers that deserve to have their picture painted.
There are many things that come to mind when thinking about the Netherlands and their rich history. Tulips and painters are definitely at the top of the list.
Rembrandt wasn’t actually famous for painting tulips but he was alive during the period of tulip fever in the 1630s. Sempre Augustus was the most famous (and expensive) tulip of the time. A white tulip with red stripes, much like the Rembrandt tulips of today. The reason for it being so expensive was to cultivate the bulbs for a new market. Unfortunately, the stripes in these bulbs turned out to be a virus and it wasn’t a consistent product. Fortunately, over the centuries the Dutch have perfected many new colours and groups of tulips almost unrecognisable from the early native Turkish flower bulb.
How do I plant Rembrandt Tulips?
Plant the tulip bulbs in autumn, preferably between October and November. Tulips prefer a well draining soil. The flowers can be happy in either a sunny position or a semi shady spot.
Tulip bulbs are best treated as annual flowers, lifting the bulbs in early summer and replacing fresh bulbs for the following year. This is because when the tulip finishes the original bulb has withered away and new smaller bulbs have formed around the base plate. These bulbs aren’t often big enough to flower the next year.
Try mixing these tulip with complimentary colours that accent the stripes.
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