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Well known for their spring displays, Tulips have large, beautifully formed, bell -shaped flowers that come in dazzling shades of cream, yellow, orange, pink, scarlet, red and deep maroon. These plants perform their best in cool climates however, new varieties are making it possible for them to adapt and grow in the temperate regions.


How to grow tulips in a garden

  1. Choose a well drained spot in the garden that attracts full sun.
  2. Enrich the soil with some compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  3. Place bulbs directly where the plant is to grow at a depth of 12 cm.
  4. Cover with soil.
  5. Keep the soil nice and moist ensuring not to overwater.
  6. When flower buds appear, feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food. 
  7. After the flowers and foliage die, lift the bulbs from the soil and store them in a cool dry place ready for the next season. 

     
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How to grow tulips in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that has adequate drainage holes and place it in a position that gets full sun.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Place bulbs directly into the pot at a depth of 12 cm.
  4. Cover with soil.
  5. Keep the soil nice and moist ensuring not to overwater.
  6. When flower buds appear, feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food. 
  7. After the flowers and foliage die, lift the bulbs from the soil and store them in a cool dry place ready for the next season.
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Growing tips

  • In the warmer climates it is best to keep the bulbs in the fridge prior to planting. 
  • Keep the bulbs in the fridge from April to May. This can prevent the flower spike initiation until early spring.
  • Make sure you store the bulbs in a paper bag after removing and keep in a cool dry place.
  • Grow Tulips in clumps and surround with dwarf annuals such as alyssum, bellis or violas.

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