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An amazing mixture of these strong, tall tulips. A great way to enjoy colour in your garden on a budget. These tulips flower late in the season.
They have a huge, goblet shaped bloom which are head and shoulders above the rest! We love the array of bold, bright colour that these hardy bulbs provide.
Monet Tulips are recommended for their vigour, especially in warmer climates and for beginners. Of course they also grow really well in cooler climates.
Tulips may have a reputation as `difficult customers` but in most cases this is undeserved. When you buy a bulb, the flower is already pre-formed and ready to bloom. All you need to do is plant them into well drained soil in a sunny spot, fertilise and water, then wait for the show!
A simple way to remember when to plant your tulips is Mother`s Day! It is ideal because by this time of year the soil has cooled sufficiently for planting. It doesn’t have to be on the day but as long as you are around the date.
All our bulbs are ready to grow; they have already had their chilling period so will produce beautiful blooms this year for you.
It is a good idea to prepare the soil for their arrival by adding some rich organic matter. Tulips need good drainage and at least six hours sun a day to flower at their best. Plant the bulbs 15-20cm deep with the pointed end up. Space your tulips 10-20cm apart, planting closer for a more spectacular show. The Power Planter 207 is ideal for this job and super fast too.
In most areas it is recommended you lift and store your Tulip bulbs once their foliage has browned. You don’t need to do this if you live in an area with frost, where the soil is shaded or mulched through summer and where the ground does not become soggy during their dormant period.
A lot of people in warmer areas treat Tulips as a really special Annual and just let them break down into the soil after flowering. But if you are keen, dig them up and store them in the fridge and replant again next year.
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Light Shade
Growing Conditions Detailed
Even in warmer climates, Tulips can be enjoyed for at least one year. To get a good display the bulbs must be refrigerated for 6-8 weeks and then planted in a cool part of the garden (lightly shaded & south facing.)
Drying leaves and flower buds - this is often caused by Botrytis (Tulip Fire). To protect against Botrytis, spray the Tulips with a fungal spray designed for ornamental plants (ask at your local nursery).
Foliage but no flowers - this is usually a result of bulbs becoming too hot (which cooks the flower bud). This can happen during storage or after planting. To avoid this, ensure the storage spot stays relatively cool (ie less than 25C) and don't plant the bulbs until early May. This gives the soil a chance to cool down after Summer.