Tulip Mystic Van Eijk
Tulip Mystic Van Eijk – is an off shoot of the fabulous silvery pink Tulip Van Eijk. Tulip Mystic Van Eijk is primarily a pink tulip with a blush of sulphur yellow. It has huge cups of bright colours sitting on top of a 60cm stem.
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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.
- Colour: Orange, Pink, Yellow
- Height: 60cm
- Bulb Size: 10/11cm
How to grow:
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil Type: Moist but well drained
- Position: Full sun, Semi-shade
- Planting depth: 10cm
- Planting distance: 10cm
Tulip Mystic Van Eijk – is an off shoot of the fabulous silvery pink Tulip Van Eijk. They are unrivalled by their size, huge cups of bright colours sitting on top of a 60cm stem, it’s incredible that a bulb can produce so much flower! Tulip Mystic Van Eijk is primarily a pink tulip with a blush of sulphur yellow. Streaks of pink from its parent, colour flashes up the length of the petal in an individual pattern. Earning this special tulip the ‘mystic’ title, there’s no telling what you’re going to get!
Darwin Hybrid tulips are quite good at reappearing. You can help by planting them a little deeper to 12-15cm deep. Cut the heads once they have finished and let the foliage die right back. You can dig the bulb up in June to check on the size of the bulbs to see how they will perform the next year. A tulip bulb needs to be at least 9cm in circumference to produce a flower. The bigger the better.
When do I plant Tulip bulbs?
Plant tulip bulbs in autumn. They will be shipped to you from the middle of September once we have received the bulbs. The optimum time to plant tulips is when the soil has cooled down in October to December. But you can still plant as late as January. Tulips need a spell of 6 weeks 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 from your tulip bulbs, 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.