The tulip is a pretty spring bulb flower, a staple in the garden.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Tulipa
Family : Liliaceae
Height: 20 to 75 cm
Ground : Well drained
Exposure : Sunny
Planting : Fall -Flowering : Spring
Like mostspring bulbs, planting and caring for tulips will promote flowering and growth from year to year.
To have beautiful tulips in spring, the planting of the bulbs begins beginning of autumn until mid December later.
Proper planting of tulip bulbs:
Make a hole 2 to 3 times the height of the tulip bulb to protect them from frost by spacing them at least 10 cm apart without too far apart.
- Prefer a sunny place for a beautiful flowering.
- A well-drained soil ensures better development for your tulips.
- A handful of potting soil at the bottom of the hole when planting the bulbs will significantly improve the growth and flowering of the tulips.
It is much prettier to create small batches of 10 to 50 bulbs than planting them in groups of 3 or 4 around the garden.
- Check out our guide dedicated to planting bulbs.
- Learn to plant bulbs in clayey or flooded soil.
Tulip in a pot, plant them well:
The tulip is a plant that adapts particularly well to container culture.
- In the fall, plant 3-4 tulip bulbs per pot then cover with potting soil for about 10 cm.
- Leave your pots outside in winter, except in very harsh climates where they will have to be kept in a cool place but protected from severe frost.
- In spring, take the pots out to the terrace and water if it is not raining.
Tulips only claim very low maintenance because, once planted, they should flower without touching them the following spring.
Fertilizer and watering:
It is possible to improve flowering by providing ebulb fertilizer as soon as the first tulip leaves come out.
- Tulip fertilizer can be used both during planting and during the growth phase.
When the tulips come out, there is normally enough rainfall that you don't have to water.
In pots, tulips should be watered when the soil is dry on the surface.
Tulip after flowering
The importance of this period is sometimes underestimated because it is when it begins to wilt that it begins to build up its reserves for the next flowering.
It is necessary wait until they are well faded because that's when theyconstitute their reserves for the following year.
- Cut the leaves and stems only when they are very yellow and especially not before.
- If you remove the foliage immediately after flowering, they may not not bloom again the following spring.
- However, you can cut off the faded flower for a better aesthetic.
Tulip in a pot after flowering:
- At the end of flowering, wait for the leaves to turn yellow before cutting the leaves.
- Take the bulbs out until autumn in a cool, dry place before replanting them or leaving them in the pot.
All you need to know about tulips
Tulips are bulbous, solitary-stemmed plants that are especially popular for garnishing most gardens in late winter and early spring.
There are over 125 species and thousands of varieties for as many different colors and shapes.
This lets imagine the number of compositions that it is possible to achieve.
It is considered to be the queen of bulb flowers and gardens, terraces and balconies bloom advantageously. (Photo © Ibulb)
Vary the pleasures with other varieties such as tulip parrot.
- Tulips adapt very well to all climates found in France.
- The very large number of varieties sold on the market makes it possible to diversify shapes and colors and above all to offer everyone the combination that suits them! © Ibulb
You can cut them to make beautiful bouquets, colorful and easy to make!
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