Tulip Van Eijk

Tulip Van Eijk – is a great example of a Darwin Hybrid bulb. Huge silvery pink flowers flowering in April on stems of up to 60cm. Tulip Van Eijk has been one of our favourites for a long time.

QuantityPrice per unit
10 - 20 £0.41
30 - 50 £0.34
60 - 110 £0.29
120+ £0.26

From £0.41 (inc. VAT)
per Bulb(s)

Minimum 10 bulb(s)
Order today, receive in September
Plant in Autumn for a Spring display

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Pink
  • 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 Van Eijk – is a great example of a Darwin Hybrid bulb. Huge silvery pink flowers flowering in April on stems of up to 60cm. Darwin Hybrid tulips are a blend of the Fosteriana tulips, like Orange Emperor  and Single Late tulips like Queen of Night. So, they produce large cup shaped flowers early in the season. Tulip Van Eijk has been one of our favourites for a long time. I have left my bulbs planted in the ground and they have done quite well at reappearing each year for the past couple of years. We don’t advise leaving tulips in the ground because we can’t guarantee they will flower each year but Darwin Hybrids seem to pull it off for a little while.

    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.

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