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Tulip (Tulipa tarda)
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Tulip (Tulipa tarda)

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One of several varieties of wild tulips grown in temperate climates for their early Spring colour. 10cmH 4-6 flowers per bulb. Plant 10cm deep, 10cm apart.
Need well drained soil in full sun. Will do well in deep window boxes.
Plant late Autumn - December for flowering April-May.
Let leaves die down naturally, lift, dry, store and replant in late autumn.
(If grown in window boxes/tubs there is no need to lift - let leaves dry naturally and do not water or feed until next autumn then feed, replenish soil and grow on. Divide/replenish every 3-4 years.)
Protect from slugs and propagate by removing bulblets when lifted.

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