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Tulips Estella Rijnveld

White and Flamed Red Parrot Tulip Bulbs
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  • Availability: Supplied from mid-late August until December
  • Bulb Size: 11/12
  • Characteristics: Feathered margins on petals with stunning red flames accented with whites and greens.
  • Flowering Period: May
  • Flowering Height: 50cm
  • Planting & Care: Plant 10-15cm deep in fertile, well drained soils in full sun.

Estella Rijnveld is a division 10, Tulip Parrot that blooms in the late spring season and is worth the wait for its unique feathered petals with vibrant crimson flames fringed with mostly white and some occasional green hues. Dramatic colours for large-sized blooms and tending to be more open than similar flowers.

Brilliant colourations, Estella Rijnveld looks like vanilla ice cream exploded with red raspberry sauce and is fluttering away on its feathered petals. Plant in groups or mix with other blooms and these flowers will stand out and catch the eye of many admirers. Wonderful for cut flowers and used in bouquets and other exotic flower arrangements.

Tulips (Tulipa) are one of the most prevalent herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes, a plant which dies and stores energy for future growth in an underground bulb. Tulips are generally very easy to grow and as such are common spring flowers. Tulips come in a variety of shapes and size and do well in a variety of garden scenarios including flowerbeds, patio pots/containers and garden borders. Tulips are also well-known for cut flower arrangements and decorative displays.

Tulip flowers will generally thrive and return yearly, although the quality of their beauty may diminish after time. They are perennial and will most likely return year after year. Centuries of cultivation have created a dazzling array of hybrids with the full spectrum of the rainbow available.

How to grow tulips - Plant tulip bulbs in the fall season, approximately 6-8 weeks before a frost, in neutral to alkaline, fertile soil about 10-15cm apart with as much sunlight as possible, but ensure they are sheltered from strong winds. Plant the bulbs 3-4 times the diameter of the bulb, this usually is within the range of 7 to 20 cm. Please note, the bulbs should not be exposed on the surface.

How to care for tulips after the bloom – Deadhead the blooms after they begin to fade, keep the leaves until they have discoloured and faded. As leaves are producing energy for the bulb, ensure that the leaves finish the growing cycle which in turn will produce strong, good bulbs for the following season.

Due to hybridization, many plants will fade in their blooms if grown year after year, this often occurs after the second or third season. Tulips should not be grown in the same soil for several years, so replace with fresh soil every other year.

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