- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 11/12
A recently introduced viridiflora type tulip with amazing blue-purple petals flamed with grass-green. Viridiflora tulips are great, as the green flames that shoot through the petals make them really easy to mix with other colours without becoing too garish. This, coupled with the fact that the flowers last well after cutting puts them in big demand with florists.
- Garden care: In September to December plant bulbs 15-20cm deep and 10-15cm apart in fertile, well-drained soil. Alternatively, allow 7-9 bulbs per 30cm sq. After flowering dead-head and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser each week for the first month. Once the foliage has died down naturally lift the bulbs and store in a cool greenhouse.
- Harmful if eaten/may cause skin allergy