Single late tulip

Tulia 'El Niño'

Single late tulip - Tulia  'El Niño'

Common Name: Single late tulip
Genus: Tulia
Cultivar: 'El NiŮo'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

    Towering stems and egg-shaped flowers make this one of the best tulips for bedding displays. The warm infusion of hot colours gives these large flowers real border presence and when planted in big numbers would look fantastic when underplanted with Fire King wallflowers.

  • 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.