Viridiflora Tulip

Tulipa 'Artist'

Viridiflora Tulip - Tulipa  'Artist'

Common Name: Viridiflora Tulip
Genus: Tulipa
Cultivar: 'Artist'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Colour: Green, PinkFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A uniquely coloured tulip. The main colour is rosy-salmon with purple tones and (like all viridiflora tulips) green flames on the outer petals. It is short and sturdy enough to cope with more exposed spots and the hints of green mean that it blends well with surrounding foliage. First introduced in 1947 it received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1995.

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.

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