Tulip Miranda

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Tulip Miranda is an exquisite variety of double tulip known for its vibrant red colours and showy blooms. It’s a type of early-flowering Dutch tulip, which produces large flowers up to 10cm in diameter atop sturdy stems. The petals are usually ruffled.

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1 - 2 £4.76
3 - 5 £3.14
6+ £2.29

Original price was: £7.34.Current price is: £4.76. (inc. VAT)

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Red
  • Height: 40cm

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      How to grow:

      • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
      • Position: Full sun, Semi-shade
      • Bulbs per m2: 70
      • Planting depth: 10cm

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      Tulip Miranda is an exquisite variety of double tulip known for its vibrant red colours and showy blooms. It’s a type of early-flowering Dutch tulip, which produces large flowers up to 10cm in diameter atop sturdy stems. The petals are usually ruffled.

      To ensure that your Tulip Miranda grows strong and healthy, it’s important to have the right environment. Plant bulbs in autumn in well-draining soil in full sun or partial shade spots and keep the area free of weeds. To promote root growth before the cold weather sets in, dig trenches about 10-15cm deep and plant the bulbs pointy-end up. Aim for at least 10cm between each bulb, then cover with soil. Water your Tulip Miranda regularly throughout the growing season and make sure it has plenty of sun.

      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. 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 feed, soak, or prepare them in any way. To get the best results, plant them in moist soil during autumn, this will activate the growth of the 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 yellowed and died back, it can be removed, 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.

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