Tulip Crystal Beauty
Tulip Crystal Beauty – are from the fringed tulip group. Tulip Crystal Beauty is very similar to the classic red Tulip Apeldoorn with it’s pure red petals and black and yellow centre, but having a fringed edge. Tulip Crystal Beauty flower in May, these are great if you are looking to create a focal point in your garden.
|Packs||Price per pack|
|1 - 2||£3.98|
|3 - 5||£2.63|
Please Note: Spring Flowering Bulbs are shipped from September once they are in our warehouse. There may be a wait whilst we work through our backorder, please contact us if you have any time restrictions.
|Quantity||Per pack of 3 bulbs|
|3 to 6||£7.80||(£6.50 + VAT)|
|9 to 42||£6.70||(£5.58 + VAT)|
|45 or more||£5.60||(£4.67 + VAT)|
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- Colour: Red
- Height: 40cm
- Bulb Size: 10/11cm
How to grow:
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil Type: Moist but well drained
- Position: Full sun, Semi-shade
- Bulbs per m2: 70
- Planting depth: 10cm
Tulip Crystal Beauty – are from the fringed tulip group. Tulip Crystal Beauty is very similar to the classic red Tulip Apeldoorn with it’s pure red petals and black and yellow centre, but having a fringed edge. Fringed tulips are a very elegant and contemporary flower, with a finely fringed, almost crystal-like edge to each petal. Tulip Crystal Beauty flower in May, these are great if you are looking to create a focal point in your garden.
When do I plant Tulip bulbs?
Tulip bulbs will be shipped to you from the middle of September once we have received them. The optimum time to plant tulips is in Autumn, when the soil has cooled down, but you can plant as late as January. Tulip bulbs need a spell of 6 weeks of cold weather to activate them for spring.
How do I plant Tulip bulbs?
Tulip bulbs start with a good source of moisture and nutrients stored within them, so you don’t need to prepare them in any way. For the best results, plant them in moist soil during autumn, to activate the growth of roots before winter.
Tulip bulbs can be planted in a sunny position or semi-shade, with well-drained slightly acidic or neutral soil. The sun will make the tulip flowers open very wide, but they close again overnight. Taller varieties should be sheltered from strong winds to avoid stem breakage.
Plant tulip bulbs 10-15cm deep in well-draining soil. Place 5-10cm apart to stop the roots competing and the foliage getting cramped. Tulip bulbs produce a lot of roots that don’t like to sit in water, but once they start growing make sure they don’t dry out. If planting in pots, make sure they have good drainage and lots of room for the roots to develop. Pots can dry out quite quickly so a loam soil is often best.
How do I store tulip bulbs?
Once your Tulips have bloomed you can deadhead the flowers but do not remove the leaves. These will ensure the bulbs are able to gather and store the energy needed to bloom again the following year.
Tulip bulbs can be kept in the ground all year round, but you may find that they don’t put on as much of a display as the previous year.
Once the foliage has died back, remove it, then carefully dig the tulip bulbs up. Clean the soil off and let the bulbs dry. Discard any damaged ones. Store tulip bulbs in nets or paper bags, but make sure you label them. Keep in a cool dark place ready to replant in the Autumn. You can read more about why and how you should lift tulip bulbs.