Tulip Flaming Flag

Tulip Flaming Flag – is an elegant white and purple Rembrandt Tulip. The pure white single flower head is delicately laced with rich purple stripes. They look magnificent mixed in with similar colours, for example paired with Tulip Purple Dream

QuantityPrice per unit
10 - 20 £0.54
30 - 50 £0.43
60 - 110 £0.38
120+ £0.36

From £0.54 (inc. VAT)
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Minimum 10 bulb(s)
Order today, receive in September
Plant in Autumn for a Spring display

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Purple, White
  • Height: 55cm
  • Bulb Size: 10/11cm

    Good For:

    • Beds and borders
    • Cut flowers
    • Pots and containers

    How to grow:

    • Hardiness: Hardy
    • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
    • Position: Full sun
    • Bulbs per m2: 75
    • Planting depth: 10cm
    • Planting distance: 10cm

    More Information

    Tulip Flaming Flag – is a Rembrandt tulip. Tulip Flaming Flag is not the usual fiery combination of colours but instead, an elegant white and purple. The pure white single flower head is delicately laced with rich purple stripes. A mid to late flowering tulip bulb, Rembrandt flowers are tall usually oval shaped. They look magnificent mixed in with similar colours, for example paired with Tulip Purple Dream.

    What are Rembrandt Tulips?

    Rembrandt tulips are usually white or yellow with streaks of colour rising up from the base of the flower. These are well defined stripes with a larger stripe in the centre of the petal and smaller stripes leading off from the side. This creates a wonderful flame effect. Rembrandt tulip bulbs are a replication of the early 16th century Dutch tulips. They inspired so many paintings of the time. There is undoubtedly an air of classical brilliance to these flamed tulip flowers.

    When do I plant Tulip bulbs?

    Tulip bulbs will be shipped to you from the middle of September once we have received the bulbs. The optimum time to plant tulips is in Autumn, when the soil has cooled down from October to December, but you can plant as late as January. To get the best results, plant them in moist soil during autumn, to activate the growth of the roots before winter. Tulip bulbs need a spell of 6 weeks of cold weather to activate them into flowering in spring.

    How do I plant Tulip bulbs?

    Tulip bulbs start with a good source of moisture and nutrients stored within the bulb, so you don’t need to prepare them in any way prior to planting.

    The sun will make the tulip flowers open very wide, but they close again overnight. Tulip bulbs can be planted in full sun to see the full effect of them opening up or in semi shade to prolong the flowering time. They like well-drained slightly acidic or neutral soil and benefit from shelter from strong winds to avoid damage.

    Plant Tulip Flaming Flag bulbs 15cm deep, and 5-10cm apart in well-draining soil, this should stop the roots competing and the foliage getting cramped. It doesn’t matter if the bulbs fall to their side as they can still grow without hinderance. 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 plenty of room for the roots to develop. Pots can dry out quite quickly so a loam soil is often best.

    Should I lift my tulip bulbs?

    Once your Tulips are finished, you can deadhead them but leave the leaves, as the bulbs need put nutrients back into the bulb to flower again the following year.

    Tulip bulbs can be kept in the ground, but you may find that they don’t put on as much of a display as the previous year, so you might choose to lift them, find out more in our article about why and how you should lift tulip bulbs.

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