Tulip Princess Irene
Tulip Princess Irene – this single early tulip draws attention and admiring remarks for your spring flowering bulb display and sells quickly!
The orange with purple feathering looks different depending on the light. In our illustration it looks cool; in sunlight; however; it’s purple flamed orange markings blaze like torches.
|Packs||Price per pack|
|1 - 2||£4.51|
|3 - 5||£2.98|
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: Orange
- Height: 32cm
- Bulb Size: 10/11cm
How to grow:
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil Type: Moist
- Position: Full sun
- Bulbs per m2: 75
- Planting depth: 10cm
Tulip Princess Irene – is a single early tulip standing at 35cm tall. Flowering in late March/early April it is one of earliest decorative tulips to emerge. With its strong orange petals flamed with a silky burgundy feathering from the base. The foliage is a nice shape in a fresh green. It is no wonder that it has been used as a parent to many other tulips including Pretty Princess (pink) and Orange Princess (the double form). This is a fast selling tulip……so get it while you can!
How to grow
Plant Tulip Princess Irene in autumn between September and December. Most gardeners prefer to plant tulip bulbs in late autumn. This is because the ground is a little cooler and prevents the bulbs from being too dry. Tulip bulbs are not often affected by pests but as a rule planting bulbs later can help to reduce infection. We regularly plant our bulbs into mid winter, even into January. So long as the bulbs get a treatment of 4-6 weeks of cold weather, once the spring sun begins to shine, it will trigger them into growing. You don’t need to soak tulip bulbs and when they are dormant they don’t need much water at all. Once they start to break through the soil don’t let the bulbs dry out. A good soil that allows excessive water to drain but retain some moisture helps. I use a mixture of compost, sandy loam and garden soil.