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Tulips Rob Verlinden

Variegated Red Greigii Dwarf Tulip Bulbs
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  • Availability: Supplied from mid-late August until December
  • Bulb Size: 10/11
  • Characteristics: Sturdy stems with bright red petals often tipped in a white and distinctly mottled foliage with hasta-like white to light pink margins.
  • Flowering Period: March/April
  • Flowering Height: 20-25cm
  • Planting & Care: Plant 10-15cm deep in fertile, well drained soils in full sun

Rob Verlinden is a division 14, Greigii Tulip with bright red petals, often with tiny white tips, on stout stems. Distinct foliage, compared to other Greigii Tulips, has light purple to black mottling and white margins, sometimes hued with light pink colours.

Bright red and early flowering, Rob Verlinden is extremely suitable for rockeries, pots, containers or the fronts of beds and borders. Enjoy these blooms planted in groups and subsequent seas of bright reds. Use as a stout-stemmed cut flower and put pops of colour in flower arrangements or bouquets.

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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